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Latvia: Axis and Allied soldiers remembered in Riga01:11

Latvia: Axis and Allied soldiers remembered in Riga

Latvia, Riga
May 8, 2015 at 16:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Latvia's President Andris Berzins laid flowers at Riga's Brother's Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the Second World War.

The cemetery contains the remains of some members of the Latvian Legion who fought on the side of the Germans in the war. Traditionally those who fought on the Soviet side and with the Axis forces lay flowers together with the aim of bridging divisions.

The Brother's Cemetery is primarily a memorial for the remembrance of the 2,000 soldiers who died in the country's war of independence between 1915 and 1920.

Latvia: Axis and Allied soldiers remembered in Riga01:11
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Latvia's President Andris Berzins laid flowers at Riga's Brother's Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the Second World War.

The cemetery contains the remains of some members of the Latvian Legion who fought on the side of the Germans in the war. Traditionally those who fought on the Soviet side and with the Axis forces lay flowers together with the aim of bridging divisions.

The Brother's Cemetery is primarily a memorial for the remembrance of the 2,000 soldiers who died in the country's war of independence between 1915 and 1920.