Steve July 8, 2022

Momentum to remove Soviet monuments gathers pace during Russia’s war on Ukraine, but issue remains divisive., Near the old town area of Riga, a 79-metre (259 feet) column commemorates the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany in Latvia. On one side, there is a trio of statues – chiselled, solid-limbed soldiers. On the other, a woman, the “Motherland” embodied, her arms held high. Over the years, the site has often been covered with flowers as tributes were paid. In 1997, Latvian nationalists tried to blow it,2022-07-08 14:36:00,Read More