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Latvia approved a law equalizing veterans of the USSR and fascist Germany

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Latvian President Raymond Vejonis approved a law on the status of a participant in the Second World War, which equalizes veterans who fought on the side of the USSR and Nazi Germany, the official publication Latvijas vestnesis reports.


In December 2017, the Latvian Diet finally adopted the law on granting the status of a participant in the Second World War to citizens of the country who fought in regular military units against both Nazi Germany and the USSR. The law does not apply to non-citizens.

Latvia approved a law equalizing veterans of the USSR and fascist Germany


The participants of the Second World War are the citizens of Latvia, who were such as 17 on June 1940, and permanent residents of the republic, who legally entered the country before that date.

Participants in the Second World War will not be recognized by employees of the National Socialist Party of Germany and its paramilitary structures, secret police and security services of this regime. This status will also not be assigned to employees of the KGB of the USSR or the Latvian SSR, with the exception of employees of financial and administrative departments. The status of a participant in the Second World War will not be assigned to persons convicted of crimes against humanity and other crimes.

The law states that Latvia "is not legally responsible for the acts of the occupation authorities during its occupation and that, as an occupied state, it did not participate in hostilities during the Second World War".

The participants of the Second World War are scheduled to issue a certificate of the established sample and a commemorative breastplate. .

Every year on March 16 in Riga, a procession of former members of the Latvian SS Legion and their supporters takes place. The event, which causes discontent and indignation of anti-fascist organizations around the world, usually attended by several hundred people, reports RIA News.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 4 January 2018 15: 43
    +9
    And what else to expect from the fascist state ..
    1. Going
      Going 4 January 2018 15: 48
      +8
      We have nothing, but they will probably wait for the next “kick”, then let them not whine that all the transit of Russian goods has gone from them.
      1. 210ox
        210ox 4 January 2018 16: 10
        +7
        As far as I am aware, the Latvian road has already agreed with Russian Railways .. They are constantly in contact. Money does not smell.
        Quote: Going
        We have nothing, but they will probably wait for the next “kick”, then let them not whine that all the transit of Russian goods has gone from them.
        1. vlad66
          vlad66 4 January 2018 16: 53
          11
          that Latvia "does not bear legal responsibility for the acts of the occupying authorities during its occupation and that, as an occupied state, it did not participate in hostilities during the Second World War."

          Sprat-eaters tell this fable to Belarusians and residents of the Pskov, Novgorod and Leningrad regions how “neutral Latvians” destroyed villages along with residents. am
    2. Anyone
      Anyone 4 January 2018 15: 53
      23
      Not so the question is posed by you. One must ask: "And what kind of reaction should we expect from the Russian Foreign Ministry?" The answer is no. And it should be - tough, including embargoes, sanctions, a ban for shipowners from Russia to use ports, terminals, include in the stop list all tourists who travel to Lithuania and so on. Like the USA and Cuba ... But our gut is weak. Not Latvians / Lithuanians / etc. Estonians are to blame for the rehabilitation of fascism, and we. The fact that the hands are not beaten off by the bastards. Now it's late already.
      1. mat-vey
        mat-vey 4 January 2018 15: 56
        +5
        Which one are you ... and what other bank will suffer from this?
        1. Anyone
          Anyone 4 January 2018 16: 10
          +1
          I doubt that the authorities take care of the banks ... A quarter of a million of our tourists visiting Latvia annually are not banks. They can always be pressed in if our government, as you suggested, has a thin gut to force the business to leave Latvia. Here is the problem?
          1. mat-vey
            mat-vey 4 January 2018 16: 18
            0
            And here Latvia ... the Limitroph has owners ...
            1. Anyone
              Anyone 4 January 2018 16: 27
              0
              The hosts determine the general policy, and what specific Latvia does in the framework of this policy is given to Latvia. Do not exaggerate the ubiquity of the State Department ™.
              1. mat-vey
                mat-vey 4 January 2018 16: 43
                0
                But Mr. Friedman is not even vkurse ...
      2. No pasaran
        No pasaran 4 January 2018 16: 00
        +2
        Concern deep though will be expressed?
        1. Tusk
          Tusk 4 January 2018 16: 03
          +2
          Quote: No pasaran
          Concern deep though will be expressed?

          It will, but then we will wet it .. (already silently ..)
          1. 210ox
            210ox 4 January 2018 16: 11
            +3
            Vitaliy will be! Only after our Foreign Ministry is straining in the toilet.!
            Quote: Tusk
            Quote: No pasaran
            Concern deep though will be expressed?

            It will, but then we will wet it .. (already silently ..)
      3. katana
        katana 4 January 2018 16: 12
        +2
        Quote: Anyone
        Not so the question is posed by you. One must ask: "And what kind of reaction should we expect from the Russian Foreign Ministry?" The answer is no. And it should be - tough, including embargoes, sanctions, a ban for shipowners from Russia to use ports, terminals, include in the stop list all tourists who travel to Lithuania and so on. Like the USA and Cuba ... But our gut is weak. Not Latvians / Lithuanians / etc. Estonians are to blame for the rehabilitation of fascism, and we. The fact that the hands are not beaten off by the bastards. Now it's late already.

        I can’t say anything about fascists in Latvia, but the Russian Foreign Ministry took up the hero of the Armenian national liberation movement Garegin Nzhdeh, loudly declaring that he was a fascist. If the Russian Foreign Ministry has fascists all like GREAT GAREGIN NZHDE, then I’m on the side SUCH FASCISTS AND AGAINST THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY, which is trying to denigrate the national hero of the Armenian people and begins to seem to me, not only the Armenian people !! So, dear forum users from Russia, the persistent attempts of your Foreign Ministry to make the great Armenian patriot unattractive make me angry and reasonable doubts about the motives of your Foreign Ministry.
        1. pvv113
          pvv113 4 January 2018 16: 40
          +8
          And what is wrong? Garegin Nzhdeh during the war years worked closely with the Nazis. This is written on Wikipedia, which does not shine with love for the Union or for Russia. But Baghramyan beat the Nazis, and this is really a hero!
          1. katana
            katana 4 January 2018 16: 54
            +1
            Quote: pvv113
            And what is wrong? Garegin Nzhdeh during the war years worked closely with the Nazis. This is written on Wikipedia, which does not shine with love for the Union or for Russia. But Baghramyan beat the Nazis, and this is really a hero!

            Stalin also collaborated with the Nazis and he is still the idol of millions of Russians. And I don’t give a damn what is written on Wikipedia. Garegin Nzhdeh is a hero of the national liberation movement of the Armenian people and not your Foreign Ministry can dirty the glorious name HERO of the Armenian people with its dirty paws.
            1. vlad66
              vlad66 4 January 2018 17: 03
              18
              Quote: katana
              I’m on the side of SUCH Fascists

              So what are you doing NACIC here? It’s a pity that I can’t pull your eyes on your ass for such words, not all unfortunately fool war headlines.
            2. pvv113
              pvv113 4 January 2018 17: 04
              +7
              According to CIA documents declassified in accordance with the law on the disclosure of Nazi war crimes, on September 1, 1945, in the Armenian weekly newspaper Armenian Mirror-Spectator [en] a translation of the original German document was published, from which it followed that the Armenian National Council, which included Dashnak leaders - Chairman Artashes Abeghyan, Deputy Abram Fulkhandanyan, Harutyun Baghdasaryan, David Davidkhanyan, Garegin Nzhdeh, Vagan Papazyan, Dro Kanayan and Dertovmasyan, - once addressed the Nazi Minister of the Eastern Occupied Territories Alfred Rosenberg with a proposal to establish a colony of Armenia on the territory of Armenia
              1. katana
                katana 4 January 2018 17: 19
                0
                Quote: pvv113
                According to CIA documents declassified in accordance with the law on the disclosure of Nazi war crimes, on September 1, 1945, in the Armenian weekly newspaper Armenian Mirror-Spectator [en] a translation of the original German document was published, from which it followed that the Armenian National Council, which included Dashnak leaders - Chairman Artashes Abeghyan, Deputy Abram Fulkhandanyan, Harutyun Baghdasaryan, David Davidkhanyan, Garegin Nzhdeh, Vagan Papazyan, Dro Kanayan and Dertovmasyan, - once addressed the Nazi Minister of the Eastern Occupied Territories Alfred Rosenberg with a proposal to establish a colony of Armenia on the territory of Armenia

                Well, Garegin Nzhdeh with this step softened the conditions of the occupation of Germany by the Armenian SSR
                1. pvv113
                  pvv113 4 January 2018 17: 30
                  +4
                  And during the offensive of the Soviet Army, he immediately offered his cooperation in a letter to the commander-in-chief of the Soviet troops in Bulgaria, General Tolbukhin
                2. vlad66
                  vlad66 4 January 2018 18: 05
                  +8
                  Quote: katana
                  Well, Garegin Nzhdeh with this step softened the conditions of the occupation of Germany by the Armenian SSR

                  Yes, the fascist didn’t get there, on the wrong site, they don’t soften the conditions of occupation and they don’t honor the different hairy people who softened the conditions of the occupation angry
                  Quote: katana
                  their dirty paws.

                  Watch your paws angry
                  1. katana
                    katana 4 January 2018 18: 28
                    0
                    Quote: vlad66
                    Quote: katana
                    Well, Garegin Nzhdeh with this step softened the conditions of the occupation of Germany by the Armenian SSR

                    Yes, the fascist didn’t get there, on the wrong site, they don’t soften the conditions of occupation and they don’t honor the different hairy people who softened the conditions of the occupation angry
                    Quote: katana
                    their dirty paws.

                    Watch your paws angry

                    You have misconceptions about both me and Garegin Nzhdeh - I, like this great man, are a nationalist, not a fascist or a Nazi. However, if it’s your business, call me what you like, from your name-calling the greatness of Garegin Nzhdeh will fade.
                    Regarding Nzhdeh’s cooperation with the German National Socialists, this great Armenian would agree to cooperate with the devil himself in the name of the interests of the Armenian people. Or would you like the Turks to be taken under the knife in the First World War, so the Germans in the Second World War The ideologists of German National Socialism recognized the Aryan race as Armenians and didn’t let Armenians into the gas chambers like Jews and Gypsies. And this is the merit of Garegin Nzhdeh. Your Russian Foreign Ministry does not protest against the glorification of the Nazis in Latvia, but it does its best to erase a monument to Garegin Nzhdeh in Yerevan and the memory of this man in general. It is concluded that the Russian Foreign Ministry has calculated everything - now Armenia is in a difficult economic and political situation, completely dependent on Russia and cannot adequately respond to the insinuations of Russian officials.
            3. 210ox
              210ox 4 January 2018 17: 32
              +9
              It turns out that Stalin was a collaborator-traitor? Ramzik, you are a liar. It’s one thing before the war to maintain relations, another during the war to support the Nazis .. How is your “hero.” I won’t even turn to you again .. Liar!
              Quote: katana
              Quote: pvv113
              And what is wrong? Garegin Nzhdeh during the war years worked closely with the Nazis. This is written on Wikipedia, which does not shine with love for the Union or for Russia. But Baghramyan beat the Nazis, and this is really a hero!

              Stalin also collaborated with the Nazis and he is still the idol of millions of Russians. And I don’t give a damn what is written on Wikipedia. Garegin Nzhdeh is a hero of the national liberation movement of the Armenian people and not your Foreign Ministry can dirty the glorious name HERO of the Armenian people with its dirty paws.
        2. Lenivets2
          Lenivets2 4 January 2018 17: 20
          +5
          "If the Russian Foreign Ministry has fascists like the GREAT GAREGIN NZHDE"

          It is an average fascist.
          What do not you like?
          Or do you think that this nits .. (sorry, your hero) did not collaborate with the Nazis, did not organize newspapers, detachments, did not recruit prisoners of war for sabotage in favor of the Nazis?
      4. Deck
        Deck 4 January 2018 16: 26
        +2
        Employees of the National Socialist Party of Germany and its paramilitary structures, secret police and security services of this regime will not be recognized as participants in the Second World War.


        You can explain where is the rehabilitation of fascism. All in accordance with the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal. Or do you not like him too?
      5. Hoc vince
        Hoc vince 4 January 2018 16: 26
        0
        "... including the embargo ..."
        They have been writing like this in their local newspaper for a week - "we have bent Russia!"
        They are in joy, after they were allowed to import sprats. And you are an embargo.
        1. Lenivets2
          Lenivets2 4 January 2018 17: 28
          +2
          "They are in joy, after they were allowed to import sprats."

          And who and when forbade them to import sprats?
          On the shelves they were always regardless of the "orders" of the government. hi
          ps In any case, I saw them in 14 and 15 and 16 and 17 years.
          1. mat-vey
            mat-vey 4 January 2018 18: 10
            0
            I saw the same sprats, but some are not Limitrophic ...
    3. Pancir026
      Pancir026 4 January 2018 16: 49
      +1
      Quote: 210ox
      And what else to expect from the fascist state ..

      Nothing else is expected from them ..
      But here’s what we are expecting from such bureaucrats of MINOBRA - “It’s incorrect to speak of the Wehrmacht soldiers that they are“ innocent victims ”, it was better to define them as senseless victims of wars,” concludes Ermakova. In addition, she calls “absolutely commendable "The interaction of the youth of Russia and Germany, united by the idea of" confronting militarism and war. "That's how the Ministry of Education answered - abstractly, neutrally, humanistly, at first glance. They say that war is evil, peace is good, any militarism is bad. How as if a neutral white flag was fluttering over Yermakova’s office (recalling our recent Olympic misadventures). "Ivan Vaganov, RIA Katyusha https://cont.ws/@riakatyusha/813580
  2. Ferdinant
    Ferdinant 4 January 2018 15: 45
    0
    They even kept their crosses or made new ones for them at the expense of the budget.
    1. Iaaa
      Iaaa 4 January 2018 15: 58
      +3
      Little of. It seems to these fascists 50 euros per month for retirement that the state pays extra. But what about the "fighters" for "independence" of their mother .........
      1. Hoc vince
        Hoc vince 4 January 2018 16: 30
        +2
        It will not become easier for them to live, and you won’t wash yourself from shame.
        And the justification of Nazism is also a crime
      2. frols
        frols 4 January 2018 17: 59
        +1
        Today, on January 4, the Latvian government will consider the issue of raising benefits for the participants of the national resistance movement by 240 euros this year. Participants in the national resistance movement are people who participated in underground and armed struggle from June 17, 1940 to December 31, 1960. with the occupying authorities and military units, provided the fighters with material and other support.
        1. Iaaa
          Iaaa 4 January 2018 19: 25
          +1
          Translated into Russian by forest brothers.
          1. frols
            frols 4 January 2018 21: 41
            0
            And who else. Those who fought with the Nazis at the ruling in LATVIA are not respected.
  3. HEATHER
    HEATHER 4 January 2018 15: 45
    +3
    Slate flew off, the rafters rotted! What else will spratopolitiks come up with?
    1. 210ox
      210ox 4 January 2018 15: 48
      +3
      This is one of the few things they can make money on ..
      Quote: VERESK
      Slate flew off, the rafters rotted! What else will spratopolitiks come up with?
  4. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 4 January 2018 15: 47
    +6
    And soon, Soviet veterans will be prosecuted as war criminals. Everything goes to this, the Overton window in action.
    1. No pasaran
      No pasaran 4 January 2018 16: 14
      +3
      "82-year-old veteran of World War II Nikolai Larionov was convicted in Latvia. He was sentenced to 5 years of strict regime. The prosecutor's office accuses him of genocide and insists that it is Larionov who is behind the deportation of 500 people from Latvia to Siberia in 1949. The defense claims that the former officer was only following the order, the lawyers intend to appeal the verdict.

      This is the tenth criminal case involving veterans of the Great Patriotic War. In particular, in the early 90s, the former KGB minister of Latvia, who soon died in prison, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Two years ago, partisan Vasily Kononov was tried, who was released in the courtroom. Subsequently, he was granted Russian citizenship. "
      Coming soon ??? For a long time ... This quote is a cloud of years.
      1. Iaaa
        Iaaa 4 January 2018 17: 56
        +2
        Quote: No pasaran
        For a long time already ... This quote is a cloud of years.

        So this justifies the SS veterans in the Baltic states? Or were they also condemned by someone there?
  5. Masya masya
    Masya masya 4 January 2018 15: 55
    +9
    "normal" so, they equated the maniac and the victim ... my brain does not digest it ... am and they live with it and digest nothing ...
    1. Hoc vince
      Hoc vince 4 January 2018 16: 29
      +3
      Equalized the children's concentration camp Salaspils with the children's pioneer camps of the USSR.
  6. Dezinto
    Dezinto 4 January 2018 15: 55
    +5
    What is going on at all? They equated the Nazis with heroes and liberators? Are you completely crazy?
    Are you sorry that they did not make lampshades?
    1. HEATHER
      HEATHER 4 January 2018 16: 42
      +6
      We don’t understand the wretched. So we want to capture them, then they are going to us. Can they make their smoked sprats eat? And why the hell do I need them ...
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto 4 January 2018 16: 46
        +3
        Do not fu sprats nafig! Well, they really are not tasty. Like their whole country .... request
        Well, of course, everywhere there are people like people, but here “these” creating such laws are really finished sprats!
        1. HEATHER
          HEATHER 4 January 2018 16: 48
          +2
          . Like their whole country .... Really tried it? wassat hi drinksIf so, I envy.
  7. Herculesic
    Herculesic 4 January 2018 15: 57
    +4
    Our MidD is not heard, at least with protests! am And our authorities have completely eliminated the problems of the Russian-speaking and Russian-speaking population! Hence the anti-Russian laws, for verily, impunity breeds permissiveness!
  8. Lexus
    Lexus 4 January 2018 16: 05
    +5
    They did not finish the fascist henchmen at one time. But in vain!
  9. Zomanus
    Zomanus 4 January 2018 16: 12
    +1
    And who of the pro-balts there intended to improve relations with us?
    We need to make them understand that such bills are not very
    good for improving relationships.
    And wrap a few more trains on Ust-Luga.
  10. Slovak
    Slovak 4 January 2018 16: 19
    +1
    And does Russia have any relations with this country?
  11. anjey
    anjey 4 January 2018 16: 21
    +4
    It is becoming unclear to whom the international Nuremberg trials were held, someone wants to forget the consequences of connivance, cultivating fascism and Nazism, someone even now believes that they can control and use the brown plague for their own purposes, ... once the wind is planted, the wind will also be planted, which he’s not destined to serve, and the world’s puddle will not protect ,,,, but the plague will still be extinct and destroyed ...
  12. Dormidont
    Dormidont 4 January 2018 16: 47
    0
    Courland, as an ally of Hitler Germany must be overlaid with reparations
  13. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 4 January 2018 17: 22
    +1
    WHAT DIRTY!
    PHOTOMONTAGE! As a result, the winner is under the baseboard, with eyes down, and defeated as a leech, drills with burkals, drinks the winner’s blood.
    I had to turn the photo with the winner, for composition, the medal is not there and the order.
    They could not sit like that, but someone really needed it.
    Mederator! There is no illustration, well, and do not, we will survive. Why do you work for the West?
  14. Cap.nemo58rus
    Cap.nemo58rus 4 January 2018 17: 29
    0
    Four fascist snakes wriggle in a ball, poison come out. Three Baltic republics and one more former brothers. Our grandfathers and great-grandfathers almost finished off. As the saying goes, "We can repeat."
  15. gig334
    gig334 4 January 2018 18: 30
    +1
    This is serious.
    We are waiting for Putin’s adequate response to expel all Latvian diplomats from Russia and to close their embassy in Russia, as well as to ban trade relations with Latvia. If this is not done, then Volodya, with his kindness, from which only Russian people suffer, is time to rest. Let Grudinin and the Communists solve these problems already.
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 4 January 2018 18: 30
    0
    Start rewriting the story! Further it will be even cooler, only fascists will be recognized as veterans, and all responsibility will fall on the shoulders of the USSR.
    So the Nazis did not drop a drop of blood and rewrite it. Education is a terrible thing
  17. viktorch
    viktorch 4 January 2018 20: 36
    +1
    dipped in the same thing, but not the people, but our toothless rulers,

    in general, it seems to me that our government is dolls from a sex shop inflated not with air, but with green pieces of paper.
  18. DPN
    DPN 4 January 2018 23: 21
    0
    Given that Russia has become a capitalist country, it is possible that it will be directed along this path.
  19. LeonidL
    LeonidL 5 January 2018 00: 24
    +1
    SHAME !!!!!
  20. Height
    Height 5 January 2018 22: 11
    0
    To equate ghouls with those who fought against these ghouls, fought against fascism - these are European values, at the moment.
    What is history repeating?