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Latvian Shooters Square, Riga

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  • Good statue with a lot of history relating to it, but in a fairly poor location. Bit of a shame as not a lot of people will actually bother going to see it  more »
  • In the anti-Communist hysteria of 90-ies of XX century the Latvians ran out of mind not to demolish the monument to those compatriots who were not passive object of history as usual and decisive actor in world history. In the year 1918 Latvian Riflemen were often the only stable compounds from the Bolsheviks and made a decisive contribution to the victory of the revolution. Very few of them survived the terror 1937-1938. The most famous of them-Latsis, Peters, Alksnis, Berzin buried far away, mainly at the rasstrel'nom test site "Kommunarka" near Moscow. A monument by sculptor and architect Albergsa Driby executed in the monumental style of 60-70 's and unlike most modern "creations" different ideological message and artistic integrity for which authors and received in the year 1972 State Prize of the USSR.
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  • ... raises, as such a beautiful monument remained standing in the heart of Riga and is there along with the Museum of occupation, etc.-but the Latvian Riflemen were the largest national military formation in the Red Army and used as efficient power on the side of the Bolsheviks-about 80 thousand people. Latvian Riflemen regiments were widely used on all fronts of the civil war part of Latvian Riflemen were notable iron discipline, used to suppress the anti-Bolshevik uprisings in several cities, Murom, Yaroslavl, Rybinsk, Kaluga, Saratov, Novgorod, etc. ... A miracle that the monument has survived them.
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