Riga

The Museum of the Barricades of 1991

  Krāmu 3      (+371) 67 21 35 25     more than a year ago
This small museum located in an historic Old Riga building is dedicated to the brave men and women who defended the Latvian parliament from Soviet troops that were ordered to put an end to the independence movement. Latvians from all walks of life from around the country braved bitter cold temperatures in January and potential death at the hands of the Soviet army to prevent a communist coup. Visitors can look at photos on interactive touch-screens, view a scale model of Dome Square during this pivotal event and enter a dark room made to look like a typical barricades scene complete with a Russian soldier holding an AK-47.
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Open 10:00-17:00. Closed Sat, Sun.

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Admission: donations.

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09.09.2011
paz

although it is small museum it gives you the feelings of what went on in this Unstable times.
02.05.2011
Mark g

Interesting museum but some information in English would greatly improve it
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