Victory Memorial to Soviet Army

Victory Memorial to Soviet Army


Riga, Latvia (LV)
The Victory Memorial to Soviet Army in Riga, Latvia was erected in 1985 to commemorate the Soviet Army's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. It consists of a 79 meter tall obelisk and two groups of sculptures.

In 1997 it was unsuccessfully bombed by members of the Latvian ultra-nationalist group Pērkonkrusts, two of whom died during the bombing.

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Nowadays the momument remains a controversial subject, as many ethnic Latvians regard it not only as the symbol of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, but also Soviet re-occupation of Latvia.
The Victory Memorial to Soviet Army in Riga, Latvia was erected in 1985 to commemorate the Soviet Army's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. It consists of a 79 meter tall obelisk and two groups of sculptures.

In 1997 it was unsuccessfully bombed by members of the Latvian ultra-nationalist group Pērkonkrusts, two of whom died during the bombing.

Nowadays the momument remains a controversial subject, as many ethnic Latvians regard it not only as the symbol of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, but also Soviet re-occupation of Latvia.
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Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: Mike1989

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