Salaspils memorial to get repairs for €300,000

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Fifty years after its construction in 1967, the museum of the formidable Salaspils memorial building for the prisoners of the former Nazi camp will be repaired for €300,000, reported LTV.

Restoration works are to be finished by year-end and will encompass only the 115-meter-long museum building. 

In the long run, it's planned to refurbish the whole memorial that includes striking brutalist sculptures and furnish it with cameras.

During the reconstruction visitors to the secluded and eerie place can expect limitations. 

The works will be carried out by Būvuzņēmums Restaurators. reported, using LETA archives, that the restoration of the memorial ensemble has been the subject of controversy with the Russian embassy offering funds to restore it in the mid-2000s. Controversy ensued, with the monument inspectorate delaying the agreement and Russia withdrawing its offer in April 2005.

Read more about the Salaspils memorial ensemble on Latvia's official travel bulletin

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