More Soviet-glorifying objects up for dismantling in Rīga

Several more symbols of the Soviet regime will be removed from the streets of the capital and building facades in the near future, according to the Rīga City Council's Development Committee, Latvian Television reported on September 26.

A total of 46 metal railing decorations depicting a sickle and a hammer will be dismantled from the Daugava promenade on Mūkusalas Street, from the railway bridge to the AB Dambis.

It was also decided to dismantle the Soviet symbolizing facade elements on buildings on Kalnciema Street 57 and Brīvības gatve 318. It is planned to dismantle a memorial plaque for the Soviet spy Mārtiņš Poga from the building on Jāņa Asara Street 15.

The Riga Monuments Agency has been asked to find a legal solution for removing the symbols of the Soviet regime from buildings which are cultural monuments to be protected by the State: the Latvian Academy of Sciences and Spilves airport.

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