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Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Riga

This noticeable and austere black building is clearly out-of-place.

This noticeable and austere black building is clearly out-of-place. In the Soviet days, this housed a museum to the Red Riflemen, a group of Latvians who volunteered for the service to Russia during the Russian revolution of 1917. Now it houses a museum of Latvia's time under both the Nazi and Soviet occupations. Very long, but very moving--essential for anyone interested in the history of the USSR or Nazi Germany. Outside the building away from the town square stands the Soviet-era ''Monument to the Riflemen''.


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About Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

 Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Rīga, Latvia

 +371 67 212 715

 [email protected]

 okupacijasmuzejs.lv

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and Nearby Sights on Map

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