06:14 GMT +320 May 2019
Listen Live
    Sight of Riga from the scenic viewpoint

    Latvia Rejects Initiative to Demolish Riga Soviet Liberators Memorial

    © Sputnik / Igor Zarembo
    Get short URL

    A Latvian parliament commission has refused to consider the initiative to demolish the Memorial to Soviet Liberators in the country’s capital Riga.

    RIGA (Sputnik) — A Latvian parliament commission has refused to consider the initiative to demolish the Memorial to Soviet Liberators in the country’s capital Riga as part of a plan to restore the pre-war Uzvaras (Victory) Square, a source in the commission told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

    "The commission has rejected a collective initiative, citing the opinion of the country's foreign minister and Riga Duma," the source said.

    The Latvian Foreign Ministry said that Russia and Latvia had reached an agreement on monuments' preservation.

    The initiative has collected some 10,000 signatures, which allowed it to be sent the Latvian parliament for consideration. The parliament received it on May 16.


    About 200 Gather in Riga to Protest Against Refugee Intake
    Riga in Talks With London on British Troops Deployment to Latvia
    Riga's Refusal of Rossiya Segodnya Registration Politicized, Discriminatory
    monument, Riga, Latvia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik