Neatkarīgā - Latvia | Thursday, June 17, 2010

Latvia still occupied today

In Latvia the beginning of the Soviet occupation of the county in 1940 is commemorated today, June 17. The daily Neatkarīgā rīta avīze draws parallels between the Latvia of Soviet times and the country today: "This day commemorates the price we paid by imitating a happy Soviet society for 50 years. And today we are still imitating: a democratic, European country inhabited by content people with - let's not deny it - their problems, but problems that can be solved, right? In the past we could give free reign to our dissatisfaction with politics at the kitchen table. Today we do this with comments on the Internet. But it doesn't change anything. The humiliation of the people by those in power is the same suffered during Soviet times - they foist laws on us as they see fit and we consent with our silence. The only difference is that back then it was foreigners while today it's our own people."

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