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RIGA, May 09, BNS – One should not be afraid to love Latvia because it is the only way we can help our country to overcome problems, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs, one of the leaders of the pro-Russia Harmony Center, said during the celebration of the end of World War II in the Latvian capital on Monday evening.
Addressing the crowd at the Victory Monument, the traditional venue of the Russian-style celebration of the May 9 Victory Day, he thanked the war veterans, who had been able to defeat Nazism for the benefit of the whole world. One should remember this, thank those, who had won the war, and wish them good health, the Riga mayor said.
He said that the soldiers fighting in World War II had loved their country and all Latvian residents should remember this also now when Latvia was suffering from the economic crisis and other problems.
“When our grandfathers fought against Nazism, they won because they loved their country. We live in Latvia, and it is our country. One has to love Latvia, if we want to help put it into order. Therefore we should not be afraid to love our country. We have to love Latvia to help it to recover,” the Riga mayor said.
He praised the people for widely supporting and continuing the tradition of May 9 as tens of thousands of people had come to the Victory Monument today to congratulate the war veterans and lay flowers at the monument.
After Usakovs’ speech a concert commenced at the Victory Monument with fireworks planned at the culmination of the celebration at 10:45 p.m.
The Victory Day is celebrated in Russia and some other former Soviet Union countries on May 9, the anniversary of the Soviet victory over the Nazi army in World War II. Elsewhere in Europe, including Latvia, Nazi defeat is celebrated on May 8, the date that World War II allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. On May 9, Latvia officially celebrates Europe Day.