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Russia offers visas to Latvian Defenders of demolished monuments

Moscow is now ready to grant asylum to the Latvians who had faced harassment for protecting their government's crackdown on Soviet-era symbols. Moscow's embassy to Riga has clarified that "it has started issuing Russian visas to the citizens who had been detained in the case related to the crackdown of monuments."

Even Ambassador Mikhail Vanin told a news channel that. This will allow them to "flee Latvian territory and find an asylum in Russia if they seek to do so."

The Latvian police have also reported that they have detained 14 people who were demonstrating against the government's move to demolish the World War II memorial.

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