Latvian SS Veterans March to Soviet Songs

RIA Novosti
Saturday 16th March, 2013

RIGA, March 16 (RIA Novosti) – The World War II standoff was resurrected in music on Saturday, when Latvian veterans of the Waffen-SS had to hold a rally to old Soviet tunes played by an ideology-conscious street musician. The surviving members of the Latvian Legion, an 110,000-strong formation created by the Waffen-SS in 1943 using primarily Latvian conscripts, hold annual marches in country’s capital Riga since the early 1990s. This year, their route took them by an accordion player making a living by performing in the streets of Riga – who, upon the legionnaires’ a…

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