Vilciņa, Velta(Ausma)Einovna


Born Dec. 13, 1928, in Upesgrīva, Talsy Raion. Soviet ballerina. People’s Artist of the Latvian SSR (1959) and People’s Artist of the USSR (1965).

Vilciņa graduated from the ballet school at the Theater of Opera and Ballet of the Latvian SSR in Riga in 1948 and in 1949 became a soloist at that theater. Her roles include Skaidrite in Kalninš’ Staburag, Giselle in Adam’s ballet of the same name, Odette-Odile in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Juliet in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, the Baroness in A. Skulte’s Sakta of Freedom, and Nelima in R. S. Grinblat’s Rigonda. In 1956 and 1958 she was a member of the troupe of the Bol’shoi Theater of the USSR during its tours in London and Brussels. Vilcina was a deputy to the seventh convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the Latvian SSR and the sixth convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. She received the State Prize of the Latvian SSR in 1958 and has been awarded the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and various medals.

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For Canada, see Pauls Kundzins, Latviesu immigracijas sakumi Albertas province Kanada un KaHa Phvina seta, Three Rivers, Michigan: Gauja, 1979; Jane McCracken, The Overlord of the Little Prairie: Report on Charles Plavin and His Homestead, Edmonton: Alberta Culture, 1979; Ausma Janitens-Birzgalis, Latvians in Alberta: A Study, Calgary: The University of Alberta, 1980; and Akmentins, Latviesi Alberta/Latvians in the Province of Alberta, Canada, Dorchester, Massachusetts: The author, 1985.
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It's not that the mag's readers don't read Seventeen, says editor Ausma Khan; they're just deprived of mags with Muslim content.
He would like to thank James Tully, Ausma Khan, and Shabbir Akhtar for their useful feedback on this essay.
Ausma Khan and Nader Hashemi write: The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi sends a message both to the old guard within Muslim societies who resist democratic reform and to the neoconservatives in Washington who support forceful regime change in the Muslim world: The path to change is best led by indigenous activists committed to democracy, human rights and nonviolence.
It was in Germany that he met his future wife Ausma, a Latvian refugee, in the library of the military base.
This Comment is dedicated to Ausma Grimes, Kim Pham Trang, and my parents, all inspirational refugees, and to John Short.