y Latvian President Valdis Zatlers visits Latvian Garden in Cleveland
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Latvian President Valdis Zatlers visits the Latvian Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita Zatlere visit the Latvian Cultural Garden in Cleveland Ohio
April 26, 2008

Members of the Cleveland Latvian community prepare for the arrival of Latvian president Valdis Zatlers.


Anda, Silvija and ...

The 4 people most responsible for the Latvian Garden - Anda Cook, Silvija Rutenbergs and...


Cleveland Latvian Community listens to Silvija Rutenbergs (photo by Dan Hanson)

Silvija Rutenbergs, President of the Cleveland Latvian Association


Cleveland Latvian Community (photo by Dan Hanson)


Cleveland Latvian Community (photo by Dan Hanson)


Cleveland Latvian Community (photo by Dan Hanson)


Cleveland Latvian Community (photo by Dan Hanson)


Cleveland Latvian Community (photo by Dan Hanson)




Latvian President Valdis Zatlers arrives at the Latvian Garden


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita

Latvian President Valdis Zatlers speaks to the crowd


Silvija Rutenbergs shows the Garden to President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita

Silvija Rutenbergs shows the Cleveland Latvian Cultural Garden to President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita




President Zatlers is serenaded


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita
meet and greet the crowd

Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community

This was the 2nd time that a Latvian president visited Cleveland. The first was in 1994 after Latvia gained freedom.


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community





Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community





Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita at Latvian arch sculpture

President Valdis Zatlers met with President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney on Thursday and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice on Friday before coming to Cleveland.


Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and wife Lilita greet the Cleveland Latvian community




President Zatlers says farewell


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