Latvia: One of the last monuments to Lenin in Riga was dismantled

Latvian television reported that one of the last monuments to Vladimir Lenin erected in honor of the liberation of Riga from fascist occupation was dismantled last night on the outskirts of the Latvian capital Riga.

“Last night, memorials were dismantled in the Rubaisky district. A monument was dismantled in the area in honor of the alleged liberation of Riga. The memorial in the village of Stobeni was dismantled under the cover of night to prevent the appearance of barriers to vehicle traffic and social security.

Also, one of the last monuments to Vladimir Lenin, located in Stupinsky, 20 kilometers east of Riga, was dismantled.

The head of the administration of the Stupinsky district, Aldis Grunde, said that the local council was looking for the possibility of transferring these monuments to the union of artists or local museums, but due to the lack of interest of the museums, it was decided to dismantle them. He continued, “He will be eliminated. It has no artistic value. Nobody wanted to take him, so he will be eliminated.”

Source: RIA Novosti

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