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More than a third of Riga's population is Russian; the rest are Latvian, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Polish and Ukrainian. Russian often serves as a linguistic common denominator in the Latvian capital. David Keyton/AP hide caption

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A New Law In Latvia Aims To Preserve National Language By Limiting Russian In Schools

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Left to right: Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and U.S. President Donald Trump, hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Latvia's former president, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, is shown here at a NATO summit in 2006. During her presidency, Latvia joined both NATO and the European Union in 2004. ROMAN KOKSAROV/AP hide caption

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Latvia's Ex-President: 'We Have To Worry' About Russia

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A column of Russian troops prepares to leave the checkpoint at a bridge over the Inguri River in Western Georgia, in October 2008, after securing the secession of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region. Levan Gabechava/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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