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1 Rublis, 1992

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5 Rubli, 1992

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5 Lati, 2001

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100 Latu, 2007 Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Krisjanis Barons (1835-1923), father of Latvian folk songs

Barons is famous for his work as a folklorist. He systematized the Latvian folk songs and published them in six volumes including 217,996 folk songs between 1894 and 1915.

Back: Lielvarde belt ornaments

Courtesy ybnotes

 

500 Latu, 2008 (2009) Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Young woman in national custume

Back: Small ornamental brass crowns

Courtesy real-antilla

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Latvia, located in east Europe, came under Russian domination 1795-1918. Gained independence 1918-1939. Annexed to the Soviet Union in 1940. Occupied by Germany 1941-44. Reestablished as a member republic of the Soviet Union 1944-91. Declared independence in 1991. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Latvia.

 

 

 

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