Freedom Monument being restored

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On July 24 restoration works began on Latvia's Freedom Monument, one of the chief landmarks of the country and its capital Riga. The monument will be fenced in for about three months during restoration. The honor guard will be off-duty and visitors won't be able to lay flowers down by the monument.

According to Ivo Graudums, restoration expert at the Riga Monument Agency, said that the Freedom Monument will be refurbished.

"As the last time we did some work up there, for example, on the Freedom statue, was in 2011. From then on we did nothing, so the outer layer has to be restored," said Graudums.

"They'll refurbish everything - the stars, the obelisk, the gray granite sculpture ensemble, all the socle part, the reliefs, the terrace. Inside works are planned as well," he said.

About €193,000 will be spent on bringing the Freedom Monument back to mint condition.

Read more about the fascinating history of the Freedom Monument HERE

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