Soviet memorial stones to be liquidated in Ogre – Baltic News Network
The Ogre city council has decided to dismantle five memorial stones dedicated to the Soviet occupation regime on its territory, according to information from the council’s website.
According to jauns.lv, there are plans to liquidate the memorial located in Ikšķile, Pārbrauktuves Street 4, near Ikšķile station. This memorial is dedicated to the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs of the Diplomatic Courier of the USSR Theodor Nette.
It is also planned to dismantle the memorial stone located in the parish of Tome near the sports ground of the primary school of Tome. This memorial is dedicated to the Soviet Army, specifically the Baikal Reconnaissance Group, which was active in the area in 1944.
There are also plans to dismantle the memorial stone located in Madliena Parish of Ogre County. On this memorial stone are the words “On September 26, 1944, the Soviet army liberated Madliena from the German fascist invaders.” No troops are buried in the area where the memorial stone is located.
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The list of monuments to be dismantled in the municipality includes the memorial dedicated to the victims of the terror of the totalitarian regime in the parish of Madliena, in the middle of the field not far from the old school of Madliena. Initially, the memorial stone had a plaque with the words “To the victims of fascism” under the figure of a suffering person. No information on possible graves in the immediate vicinity of the memorial.
The city council of Ogre also plans to dismantle the monument dedicated to the Soviet army in the parish of Laubère. This monument is located on the territory of the Laubère school. The monument was erected in 1970 and dedicated to the soldiers of the Soviet army who took Laubéri on October 9, 1944. It is not a troop burial site, the council notes.