Astronaut Oleg Artemyev captured from ISS Latvia and its capital Riga.
Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence in 1918, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. The sole official language of Latvia is Latvian, but Russian is also widely spoken. English is also widely accepted in the country which attracts various foreign investments. Riga, Latvia’s capital, is called the “Baltic Pearl” for its beauty. Riga’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.