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Riga’s Brothers’ Cemetery gets long-awaited facelift

  • 2012-09-19
  • By Laura Kenins
RIGA - Riga’s Bralu Kapi – Brothers’ Cemetery or Cemetery of the Brethren – may lie outside of the tourist paths of the city center, but it remains one of Latvia’s most important monuments. Designed by Karlis Zale, who was also the sculptor of the Latvian Freedom Monument, the cemetery was constructed between 1930 and 1936 as a resting place for soldiers who died in the First World War and the subsequent fight for independence between 1918 and 1920.The cemetery is undergoing a restoration beginning this fall, starting with the central sculpture of Mothe...
 
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