Hundreds gather to commemorate Soviet crimes

  • 2010-03-26
  • TBT Staff

RIGA - Approximately 300 people attended the rally at Riga's Freedom Monument in remembrance of those who perished under the Soviet regime.

The rally took place on March 25, Victims of Communist Genocide Memorial Day, marking 61 years since the Soviet deportations took place.

From March 25 to March 29, 1949, over 43,000 innocent people were deported to Siberia, including some 10,000 children.