Rus News Journal

the Prime minister of Latvia has lighted " a memory fire " in 20 - ju anniversary " days of barricades "

Riga, 14 janv - News, Vadim Radionov. the Prime minister - the minister of Latvia Valdis Dombrovskis together with tens inhabitants of the country has taken part in the action devoted 20 - letiju " days of barricades " the correspondent of News informs.

During the ceremony which have passed on Thursday evening at a building of a television centre in Riga, Dombrovskis has lighted " a memory fire " also has thanked participants of events of 1991 who were not afraid to leave on streets 4 protection of independence of republic.

In January, 1991 supporting branch of Latvia from the USSR inhabitants of the country under the direction of a republic Popular front have gathered in Riga 4 a construction of barricades and protection of strategically important objects against the Soviet armies.

" Days of barricades " are marked in Latvia from January, 13 till January, 20th.