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Valka

 

a city, the administrative center of Valka Raion, Latvian SSR, located on the border between the Estonian and Latvian SSR’s. Valka borders on the town of Valga (in the Estonian SSR), and the two towns essentially form one city. Population, 6,400 (1969). There is a woodworking industry in the city. Valka was first mentioned in the 13th century; it has been a city since 1920.

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RIGA, July 31 (LETA) - After Estonia's decision to reduce its excise tax for alcohol, alcohol sales in the border town of Valka has fallen, but not as dramatically as initially expected, Valka Mayor Vents Krauklis told Latvian Radio this morning.
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While it isn't as exciting or as visually resplendent as the previous film, where Hiccup's long-lost mom, Valka (Cate Blanchett), is introduced, 'The Hidden World' manages to push the characters forward to the next phase of their lives: Hiccup considers tying the knot with Astrid (America Ferrera), his fellow dragon rider, while Toothless wishes to pursue the similarly smitten dragoness.
Cate Blanchett, best known for playing Lady Galadriel in "The Lord Of The Rings" movies as well as Hela in "Thor: Ragnarok," provides the voice of Hiccup's mother, Valka; and Gerard Butler of "300" and "Olympus Has Fallen" fame returns in flashbacks as Hiccup's father, Stoick.
He is accompanied by sweetheart Astrid (America Ferrera), mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) and buddies Snoutlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Rupple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).
He is accompanied by Astrid and Hiccup sweetheart Astrid (America Ferrera), mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) and buddies Snoutlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Rupple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).
He is accompanied by sweetheart Astrid (America Ferrera), mother Valka Cate Blanchett) and buddies Snoutlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Rupple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).
Rescuing the flying, flame-spewing creatures from captivity is still foremost on Hiccup's mind, thanks to the caring influence of his sanctuary-minded mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) and, of course, the considerable abilities of Toothless.
IHRC Archive ([1954-1957, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1982]) Kalamazoo, Michigan, is home to a large Latvian community founded in the 1940s and 1950s from recent emigres, many of whom were held in the Valka Lager, a German displaced persons camp following the Second World War.
aastal Valka linnadepaevale soitnud Tallinna raesaadikud kaasa heeringat, lohet, turska, raime, angerjat, tinti, kuivatatud turska, lesta, ahvenat ja Tartu havi.
Russian thug Valka (Colin Farrell, pictured), enigmatic American prisoner Mr Smith (Ed Harris) and teenage refugee Irena (Saoirse Ronan) join the remarkable odyssey.
The authors conducted the analysis of the budgets of 11 municipalities in Latvia--four cities: Liepaja, Jurmala, Jekabpils and Jelgava, and 7 municipalities which included both the town and rural territories: Cesis, Balvi, Ludza, Kuldiga, Aluksne, Valka and Tukums.