MONUMENT “VIENOTI LATVIJAI” (“UNITED FOR LATVIA”)

Rezekne | MONUMENT “VIENOTI LATVIJAI” (“UNITED FOR LATVIA”)

Atbrivosanas aleja 93, Rezekne

The Latgale liberation monument (popularly called “Latgales Māra”) is the symbol of Rēzekne. Dedicated to the participants of the Latvian freedom fights of 1920, the monument reflects the idea of the nation’s efforts to build and protect their country. The monument has experienced some tragic turning points- it was opened using public donations on 8 September, 1939 (designed by Leons Tomašickis, sculptor Kārlis Jansons), in 1940, it was pulled down, in 1943, the monument was restored for the second time, but in 1950, the ruling power demolished it. In 1992, the monument was restored again (sculptor Andrejs Jansons).

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