Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 5 released a statement defending the right of democratically-minded Russians to stage peaceful protests and sharply criticizing the heavy-handed response of the authorities in Moscow to such protests.
"Latvia has always stood up for the right of individuals to freely express their political will in democratic, free and fair elections.
On 27 July and 3 August, large-scale demonstrations took place in Moscow, with people protesting about the refusal of the Russian authorities to register ...
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