Freedom Monument(Brīvības piemineklis) - Riga, Latvia
Riga In Your Pocket - Freedom Monument (Brīvības piemineklis)
Riga In Your Pocket visits the Freedom Monument. 'Milda,' as she is affectionately known, was unveiled in 1935 and is a national shrine for Latvians. Designed by Kārlis Zāle, the friezes around the base of the sculpture depict Latvians singing, working and fighting for their freedom, while the three stars in the maiden's hands represent the three historical regions of the country: Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Latgale. Locals are always placing flowers at the base of the monument, an act for which people were deported to Siberia in Soviet times. The honour guard changes every hour on the hour from 09:00 - 18:00.
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Come join TheCeļotājs visit to the Latvia's Freedom Monument Brīvības piemineklis located on Brīvības bulvāris
The voluminous Freedom Monument Brivibas Piemineklis is a sacred place in the hearts and minds of every Latvian. This potent symbol of the nation was built in 1935 with the help of citizen's donations. The author of the project was an outstanding Latvian sculptor Karlis Zale.
The image of Liberty holding three stars in stretched hands crowns the monument and symbolizes unity of the country. Somehow the monument has survived four decades of the Soviet rule. A popular local joke during the Communist era was that the monument was actually a travel agent, since laying flowers at it guaranteed a one-way ticket to Siberia. Today, the monument, the tallest of its kind in Europe, is back to its best after a major renovation, and still retains its meaning, as well as doubling up as a favorite meeting point for the city's youth.
This monument takes a very special place in the history of Latvia. In the late 80s - early 90s the monument became a spiritual centre of the nation, a symbol of people's longing for independence. Riga's residents gather on the square round the monument on state holidays and commemoration days. Military parades are held there.
Description of Latvia's Freedom Monument
Latvia's Freedom Monument was designed by Kārlis Zale and constructed by Ernests Stalbergs and paid for by donations. The first stone was laid on 18 November 1931 and it was unveiled precisely four years later.
The monument, the pride of Riga and all Latvia, is a stirring symbol of Latvian independence and is held in deep respect and reverence by all Latvians. It is a memorial to the physical and spiritual courage of a nation that had been under foreign occupation for so long and is a symbol of the hopes and aspirations of the people, their love for their homeland and for freedom.
Freedom monument in Riga. Brīvības piemineklis
The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga.
Latvia Riga (Changing of the Guard/Freedom Monument) Part 5
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The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre (138 ft) high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga.The sculptures and bas-reliefs of the monument, arranged in thirteen groups, depict Latvian culture and history. The core of the monument is composed of tetragonal shapes on top of each other, decreasing in size towards the top, completed by a 19-metre (62 ft) high travertine column bearing the copper figure of Liberty lifting three gilded stars. The concept for the monument first emerged in the early 1920s when the Latvian Prime Minister, Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics, ordered rules to be drawn up for a contest for designs of a memorial column. After several contests the monument was finally built at the beginning of the 1930s according to the scheme Shine like a star! submitted by Latvian sculptor Kārlis Zāle. Construction works were financed by private donations.Following the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940 Latvia was annexed by the Soviet Union and the Freedom Monument was considered for demolition, but no such move was carried out. Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina is sometimes credited for rescuing the monument, because she considered it to be of high artistic value. Soviet propaganda attempted to alter the symbolic meaning of the monument to better fit with Communist ideology, but it remained a symbol of national independence to the general public. Indeed, on June 14, 1987, about 5,000 people gathered at the monument to commemorate the victims of the Soviet regime and to lay flowers. This rally renewed the national independence movement, which culminated three years later in the re-establishment of Latvian sovereignty after the fall of the Soviet regime.Wikipedia
Freedom Monument and the Riga Castle Guard Story
Corporal Eduards Vovks is a member of the Latvian Honour Guard, whose duty it is to protect the Freedom Monument in central Riga and the Riga Castle. For him, freedom is a great treasure and independence is something worth defending.
Latvia Riga. Exploring Old Town in Riga. Freedom Monument. Part 3
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Monument of Freedom in Riga (Latvian - brivibas piemineklis)
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Riga, Freedom Monument in infrared (thermal)/ Brīvības piemineklis infrasrkanaja spektra
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changing of honor guards at Freedom Monument (Riga, Latvia)
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Brivibas pieminekla atklasana 1935 Freedom Monument Unveil
Brīvības pieminekļa atklāšana Rīgā 1935. gadā. Prezidents Alberts Kviesis saka runu.
Unveil of Monument of Freedom in Riga in Latvia in 1935. President Albert Kviesis is giving speech.
Riga In Your Pocket - Soviet Riga
Below you can find more information on all individual sights.
Soviet Victory Monument [Uzvaras piemineklis]
The Soviet war memorial which commemorates the supposed communist 'liberation' of Riga is the place to meet die hard reds on Soviet anniversary days. Built in 1985 to lionise the Red Army and to dishearten and annoy the Latvian populace, the monument consists of a tall concrete obelisk adorned with five golden stars symbolising the five years of WWII. On either side are bronze statues of Mother Russia and soldiers advancing with their weapons raised. Dozens of hectares of parkland surround this shrine to former Soviet glory. Take tram N°5 from 11. Novembra krastmala to the second stop over the Akmens Bridge.
Academy of Sciences [Zinātņu Akadēmija]
This Soviet edifice is a cousin to similar statements of ugliness all over Eastern Europe and local nicknames for the Empire State building copy include 'Stalin's birthday cake' or 'the Kremlin'. Most Latvians just consider themselves lucky that the portrait of Uncle Joe that was supposed to be a part of the facade never came to fruition. If you look closely you can spot several hammers and sickles up top. At a height of 65m, the 17th-floor balcony is open to the public for 2Ls, but only from April - September.
Riga Aviation Museum [Rīgas aviācijas muzejs]
If you're a fan of Tom Clancy novels or the Cold War in general, then this little known museum located to the right of the airport terminal is a must see when in Riga. Walk among Soviet helicopters and planes of varying age and size from MiG fighter jets to the enormous Mi-6 passenger helicopter which set world records for speed and hauling capacity. Its rotor has an unbelievable diameter of 36m!
Open 10:00 - 17:00, Sat, Sun by appointment only. Admission: 2Ls for locals, 5Ls for tourists.
Pokrov Cemetery [Pokrova kapi]
Although this old cemetery is seldom visited by anyone apart from the occasional animal enthusiast out to walk his dog, it's a fascinating place to stroll about for an hour or so. Most of the headstones are from the 19th century and tell tales of tsarist bureaucrats who will be dearly missed, but a small section is also dedicated to fallen communist soldiers crowned by a large gold-coloured monument depicting a soldier carrying a Soviet flag. One bizarre stone also immortalises roughly a dozen orphans who were supposedly drained of their blood by the Nazis. The orthodox church and chapel are also worth a quick peek.
Latvian Riflemen Monument [Strēlnieku piemineklis]
In the centre of Old Riga stands a controversial statue in honour of the Latvian Red Riflemen, some of whom became Lenin's personal bodyguards. Some view the monument as a symbol of the old communist system and would love to tear it down. Others believe it is a necessary tribute to Latvians who fought in the early years of WWI. Politics aside, it's quite an impressive statue.
Soviet Symbols can be found on the left bank of the Daugava River.
Spilve Airport is usually not open for tourists.
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Built in 1935 and long respected as a symbol of Latvia’s independence, Freedom Monument in Riga has seen the country’s occupation by both the Soviets and the Nazis and Latvia’s subsequent liberation.
Standing more than 40 metres tall, with a woman, affectionately known as Milda, on top holding three stars, the monument is to this day, the centrepiece of many Latvian political and cultural events.
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Freedom monument in Riga on the 4th of May
Declaration of Independence Day in 1990.
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