Latvia wants Putin to apologize for Soviet occupation

Saturday 9th March, 2013

Latvia and Russia could not be called friendly. With alarming frequency Latvian officials make various statements accusing Russia of all deadly sins. The question of the occupation of Latvia rises before each election. Who benefits from it? Who wants to prevent amicable relationship between the countries? On Wednesday the Latvian government announced that the Russian president should apologize for the occupation of Latvia. This requirement to Vladimir Putin was voiced by Sarmite Elerte, an advisor of the Latvian Prime Minister on national identity, integration and social cohesion. “Integration…

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