Riga: Latviešu Strēlnieku Piemineklis


Next to Okupācijas Muzejs in Rātslaukums (Town Square) is the Monument to the Latvian Red Riflemen. The monument is dedicated to the Riflemen who guarded the Russian communist Vladimir Ilyich Lenin during the Russian Revolution.


The red granite monument is the work of the Latvian Sculptor Valdis Albergs and was unveiled in 1971.

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The inscription on the base of the plinth translates “For the Latvian Red Riflemen 1915-1920.”

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