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Soviet monuments are being toppled – this gives the spaces they occupied a new meaning

By Helen Parish, Professor of History, University of Reading
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In the Latvian capital of Riga, an 80-metre concrete obelisk came crashing down in late August to the loud cheers of a nearby crowd. It was created to commemorate the Soviet Army’s capture of Latvia in 1944. Days earlier in Estonia, another Soviet monument, this time of a tank adorned with the communist red star, was removed…The Conversation


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