Posts published in Day: September 12, 2020

Five cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Latvia said five new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed on September 12, the total since the start of the pandemic now standing at 1,464 on Saturday. No new deaths were recorded, with the fatality toll remaining on 35. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 2,258 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.  In total 277,084 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 1,248 patients have…

Women partisans among Lithuania’s Forest Brothers: from lovers to fighters

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The role of women partisans is often ignored when discussing the history of Lithuania’s Forest Brothers, the anti-Soviet resistance fighters. While some women took part in the fighting, the secrecy of an underground movement allowed some men to have several lovers at once. Out of the 50,000 people who took part in the armed resistance, around 250 – or 0.5 percent – were women, according to Enrika Kripienė, a historian…