Russians decry Legionnaires march

  • 1999-03-18
  • Sandra L. Medearis
RIGA - They thought they would never live to see the day when Latvians who fought in Nazi ranks against Russians and other Latvians would be honored in the heart of Riga, they said. They equated the memorial day activities with a resurgence of fascism.It's a disgrace, said Nikolai Bouyvid, one of a rally of 500 in the square near Congress Hall on March 16."I feel bad that the Freedom Monument is being desecrated by the Legionnaires." Bouyvid was one of a predominantly Russian crowd gathered to protest a state-sanctioned day that featured a meeting in Dome Cathedral followed by a parade thro...
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