Let there be LIGHT

  • 2007-11-10
The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is housed in a building first built as the Latvian Red Riflemen's Museum. The Latvian Riflemen's battalions and regiments were national fighting units within the Czarist Russian army. They were formed in 1915 and sent to fight against the invading German army threatening Riga. In late 1917, after the Germans occupied Riga, they sided with Lenin's revolution because Lenin had promised national liberation from the "prison of nations" as he called Czarist Russia. Many of the fighters who survived and remained in Soviet Russia after...
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