RIGA - A booth to collect donations for the restoration of the Freedom Monument, a.k.a. lady Milda, was opened at the monument on Friday Aug. 13. The eerie date did not scare the event's organizers, the Freedom Monument Restoration Fund.The booth had a profitable beginning. As soon as the symbolic red ribbon was cut, donations started coming in. Even the fund chairman, Raimonds Bulte, had to line up to the booth window to make his contribution."The Freedom Monument was built on public donations, and it would only be right if the funds for its restoration also come from the people of Latvia,...
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