Ad calls for removal of Russians

  • 1998-10-22
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - An advertisement calling on Russia to repatriate the nearly 1 million Russians living in Latvia as a result of the Soviet occupation has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, paid for by a Latvian-American citizen.The $16,000 quarter page ad that appeared in the Sept. 30 edition of the newspaper, which has a daily readership of over 500,000 people in 182 countries, was paid for by Aivars Slucis, a dual citizen of the United States and Latvia who lives in Minnesota.In it, Slucis calls the continued presence of the Russians on Latvian soil a "holocaust."While acknowledging tha...
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