Latvia: People hold procession to celebrate independence from Soviet Union

Nationalists held a procession in Riga to celebrate Latvian independence from the Soviet Union and the Helsinki-86 Human Rights Defense Group, the first openly anti-Communist organisation in the former Soviet Union, Wednesday. The procession was also dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, also known as the Nazi-Soviet Pact, was a... Еще neutrality pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany which remained in force for almost two years. Attendees sang songs and lit rows of candles during the procession. Two men held the flag of Latvia and flag of Lithuania.

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