Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Occupation Museum

The sun came out late today. Too late to visit the Great Kemeri Bog or Lielvarde's ancient Latvian castle. Instead I went to the Occupation Museum of Latvia, which tells the harrowing story of the country's fifty and a bit years under Soviet rule.
Last night a student (ethnic Russian, of course) told me "I wish we'd stop all this American shit and re-establish links with Russia." "Do you think most Latvians would agree?" I asked.

Twenty minutes here and he'd know the answer.

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