Minkult Latvia: on May, 9th - the holiday separating a societythe Holiday on May, 9th splits the Latvian society. Such opinion was stated the minister of culture of Latvia by Sarmite Elerte on air of TV channel LNT.
the Minister, whose department answers also for integration of national minorities into Latvia, has declared that a number of actions, for example Independence Day of Latvia, unites a society. “ but is and dates separating people, for example on May, 9th when there is a conscious demonstration of split of a society “.
S.Elerte has noticed that now in Latvia more than 50 thousand persons with residence permits (basically it is inhabitants of the Post-Soviet countries), and also 52 thousand new immigrants and it “ serious threat of occurrence of a two-communal society “.
the Minister has underlined that any person in Latvia, mastered the Latvian language and the state knowing history, at desire has a possibility to become the citizen of the country.
we Will remind, authorities of Latvia do not take part in Victory Day celebrating. Besides, in Riga consider that the USSR occupied Latvia, and the present Latvian veterans SS which has engaged with divisions of the Soviet army on March, 16th 1944ã., struggled for independence of the Latvian Republic of the USSR.