When Views Collide

  • 2010-05-12
  • By Karlis Streips
There were two events in the Baltic States last week which showed that we are still a long way from a unified society. One represented the differences between Russian and Latvian interpretation of history. The other represented the differences between tolerance and bigotry. Thousands of people gathered at Riga’s “Victory Monument” on May 9 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of what Russia refers to as “The Great War of the Fatherland,” and what many Latvians consider to have been the beginning of 50 years of a totalitarian Soviet dictatorship.&nb...
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