Riga

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Riga is the capital city of Latvia. It is located on the banks of the Daugava River and the Gulf of Riga, an inlet of the Baltic Sea.

Although Victory Day celebrations over the Russian defeat of Nazism were officially banned in Latvia in 2022, in fact they turned out to be almost a “victory week” in Riga, accompanied by aggressive rhetoric glorifying Russia.[1]

Police detained a woman on May 9, 2022 who tried to lay flowers on the monument to commemorate Russian soldiers who liberated the country from Nazism in 1944.[2]

External links

  • https://youtu.be/zTbivpyWM3w
  • https://eng.lsm.lv/article/society/society/ltvs-de-facto-compares-may-9-in-riga-and-daugavpils.a456915/