22 June 2012, 18:24

Russian Latvians to claim confiscated property

Russian Latvians to claim confiscated property

Leaders of the ethnic Russian community of Latvia have spoken about plans to claim the property that belonged to its members before 1940 when Latvia became part of the Soviet Union.

Similar plans by Latvia’s Jews have already been welcomed by Latvian President Andris Berzinsh.

The Nazis exterminated almost 90% of the 80,000 or so Jews who lived in Latvia before WWII. They also confiscated some 200 properties from members of the Jewish community.

RIA

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