“Russian Union of Latvia” asked the police to restore the monument to the liberators of Riga from vandals – Society
RIGA, December 14. / TASS /. The party “Russian Union of Latvia” (RSL appealed to the municipal police with a demand to provide protection against vandals of the monument to Soviet soldiers – the liberators of Riga from the Nazi invaders, the party reported on Tuesday.
In response, the police said that soon new video cameras were installed on the territory, which allow them to track everyone who comes. to the monument with bad intentions “, – indicates RSL on its page in Facebook…
With such a demand, the deputies of the Riga City Council from the RSL turned to the municipal police after the recent vandalism of the monument to the liberators of Riga, on which unknown persons painted offensive inscriptions with paint. “From time to time, the monument is attacked by hooligans and vandals. Deputy of the Riga City Council Miroslav Mitrofanov.
According to him, in response to a police inquiry, it is noted that “the existing video surveillance system does not allow recording offenses occurring in that part of the memorial complex where another masterpiece of hooligan calligraphy appeared a month ago.” “New video cameras are already being purchased, and as the weather shows, they will be installed,” he emphasizes.
“But an even bigger problem is that the technical condition of the monument – it continues to work on granite slabs, rusty reinforced concrete cannons are exposed, and this is only a visible structure. It keeps its promises – this action will start next year,” the politician said.
Every year, on May 9, tens of thousands of Latvian residents gather at the monument to Soviet liberators in Riga: they lay flowers at the pedestal and congratulate the veterans on Victory Day. Local nationalists have repeatedly called for the demolition of the memorial erected in the 1980s, but parliamentarians did not support their initiative. The monument was repeatedly desecrated, and in 1997 an attempt was made to blow it up.