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Memorial to Latvian Riflemen

honoring the Latvian Red Riflemen, who guarded Lenin during the Russian Revolution of 1917
Valdis Albergs
1971

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Description

Large, red granite statue of three riflemen.

Inscription(s)

LATVIESU
STRĒLNIEKI
1915 - 1920
For the Latvian
Red Riflemen
1915-1920

Annotation

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.

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Location (N 56°56'48" - E 24°6'20")

Item Code: lv010; Photograph: 9 July 2013
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