Latviešu strēlnieku piemineklis
Memorial to Latvian Riflemen
honoring the Latvian Red Riflemen, who guarded Lenin during the Russian Revolution of 1917
Large, red granite statue of three riflemen.
1915 - 1920
For the Latvian
The architects of the monument are Dzintars Driba and Gūnars Lūsis-Grīnbergs.
Some Latvians don't like the statue and would love to see it torn down. They see it as a symbol of the old Communist system. Other people think it is an important and necessary honor to Latvians who fought during the early years of World War I. Whatever your politics, it is an impressive monument.
- Valdis Albergs (Riga 1922 - Riga 1984),
Sources & Information
Location (N 56°56'48" - E 24°6'20")
Item Code: lv010; Photograph: 9 July 2013
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