LatviaAnti-Soviet demonstration in Riga
Yesterday in Latvia marked the Remembrance day of victims of communistic terror - anniversary of large operation on dispatch of inhabitants of republic in the remote areas USSR in 1949. The nationalist organisations have celebrated date picket at the Russian embassy. And the State Office of Public Prosecutor - new affairs against veterans of KGB.
By tradition the Remembrance day is spent without mass actions. The first persons of the state and public organisations have assigned wreaths to monuments, in cathedrals have taken place pominalnye divine services. However local nationalists have decided to use this date for new Antirussian actions. At embassy of Russia in Riga have spent picket of fifty members of association “ Namejs “. Its leader Alexander Kalvans who is also the vice-president of association at war on party of Hitlerite Germany of veterans “ Daugavas vanagi “ (“ Hawks of Daugava “) Has declared intention to express “ the protest of the Latvian people against intervention of Russia in internal affairs of Latvia “.
Kalvans has demanded, that Boris Yeltsin as the head of the state - the successor of the USSR has apologised before Latvians “ for a genocide of the Latvian people “. Also has added that dissatisfied with life in Latvia Russian should return on the historical native land. After that at the Russian embassy members of youth nationalist party " have carried out the similar action; Fatherland and freedom “ presented to the government, and participants of Movement for national independence of Latvia. All these actions were spent with the consent of the Riga authorities. The order was watched by numerous police squads.
On a question of the correspondent concerning, whether will remember victims of Hitlerite occupation, in the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have noticed that the due will be given this theme on May, 8th when Latvia together with all Europe will celebrate anniversary of a victory over nazism. Have thus reminded that from the Soviet reprisals has suffered 155 thousand inhabitants of Latvia while the number of victims for years of the German occupation has made 127 thousand. And their 90 thousand them - Jews, basically brought in local a concentration camp from other countries.
meanwhile on the eve of a memorial the Latvian State Office of Public Prosecutor has informed on intention to bring accusations still to some participating in post-war deportation of Latvians to veterans of KGB of the USSR, living in Latvia.
VICTOR - KALASHNIKOV