A public memorial service for philanthropist Boris Teterev will be led by His Excellency Metropolitan Archbishop of Riga Zbignev Stankevics on October 2, 2019 at 15:00 at Riga’s St. Jacob's Cathedral (Jēkaba str. 9).

Respecting the wishes of the family, we request that you do not bring flowers or wreaths. We appreciate your understanding. You will have an opportunity to light candles in the cathedral both during and after the service until 18:00, and to join us in thoughts and musical performances honoring the memory of Boris Teterev.


Philanthropist Boris Teterev (05.11.1953 - 21.09.2019) was born in Riga, attended the Riga Secondary School No 10, studied at the Riga Medical Institute (now Riga Stradins University). After graduation, he spent nine years practicing medicine at the Riga City Hospital No 4 and the Riga City Hospital No 5. Until 2008 he engaged in business in Latvia and abroad.

In 2010, he established his private family foundation together with his wife Inara Tetereva.

Boris Teterev received the Cabinet of Ministers' Certificate of Recognition for his significant contribution to the preservation of Latvia's cultural and historical heritage and the Order of the Three Stars. Boris Teterev was an Honorary Doctor of the Riga Stradins University (Doctor honoris causa), Honorary Member of the University of Latvia and the Art Academy of Latvia, Honorary Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

In 2015, Boris Teterev joined the President's Circle of the world's largest alliance of leaders, the Club de Madrid. The alliance is headed by Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of the Republic of Latvia from 1999 to 2007.