Daugavpils is situated in Latvia, a small country on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia and the perfect location for a Russian language immersion in the European Union.
Daugavpils is a multinational city:
This is a unique place – a Russian-language enclave, the most Russian city in the European Union.
Daugavpils was founded in 1275 (at the time, it was known as Dinaburg). In the 17th century, Russian Old Believers, who had broken with Russian Orthodox, started to settle in the region in order to worship according to their ancient traditions. In the 18th century Daugavpils became part of the Russian Empire.
From its turbulent history, the Daugavpils region has inherited a remarkable ethnic, confessional, and cultural diversity. This small territory is a home for different communities – Russian, Latvian, Latgalian, Jewish, Polish, Belorussian, Roma – where they have been living and cooperating for centuries.
|Recommended International Airport||Riga (RIX)|
|Alternative International Airport||Vilnius (VNO)|
Flight time to Riga from:
|Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm, Warsaw||less than 2hrs|
|Brussels, London, Paris, Rome, Vienna||less than 3hrs|
|Bus or train ride from Riga to Daugavpils||3hrs 40min|