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Latvia: Riga march remembers Soviet-era victims00:56

Latvia: Riga march remembers Soviet-era victims

Latvia, Riga
March 25, 2014 at 12:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Latvia: Riga march remembers Soviet-era victims

Residents marched throught the streeets of the Latvian capital of Riga to mark an event commemorating the Soviet mass deportations of 1949 on Tuesday. Carrying wreaths of flowers and national flags

Around 90,000 Latvians, Estonians and Lithuanians were deported to Siberia and other parts of the Soviet Union after the defeat of the Nazi forces occupying the country. Some 41,000 Latvians were deported, the largest number of the three groups.

March 25 is one of several days of remembrance in the Latvian calendar. This event was attended by senior officials of the state, such as Parliament Speaker Solvita Aboltina and Latvian President Andris Berzins.

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Latvia: Riga march remembers Soviet-era victims

Residents marched throught the streeets of the Latvian capital of Riga to mark an event commemorating the Soviet mass deportations of 1949 on Tuesday. Carrying wreaths of flowers and national flags

Around 90,000 Latvians, Estonians and Lithuanians were deported to Siberia and other parts of the Soviet Union after the defeat of the Nazi forces occupying the country. Some 41,000 Latvians were deported, the largest number of the three groups.

March 25 is one of several days of remembrance in the Latvian calendar. This event was attended by senior officials of the state, such as Parliament Speaker Solvita Aboltina and Latvian President Andris Berzins.