Russian embassy flips out over Saeima monument move

As expected, the Russian embassy in Latvia did not take Saeima's decision to allow the removal and suspend the maintenance of Soviet memorials too well.

It posted a tweet online showing some pretty blossom partially obscuring the hulking ensemble of brutalist statuary in Uzvaras park, accompanied by a statement saying it was "outraged" at the "traitorous, unjustified step" and added, with apparently no sense of irony, that Latvia is guilty of "a complete rejection of civilized ways of setting interstate issues and brazen disregard for the fundamental principles of international law".

Meanwhile, Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues.

 

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