Museum of the Barricades of 1991

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Kramu 3, Riga, Latvia

Museum of the Barricades of 1991 Riga Reviews

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Interesting museum on the overthrow of the Soviet Union Sep 03, 2012
This little museum was tucked away down a side street and up a flight of stairs. If it weren't for already having the address and a little sign on the closed door, I would have missed it. The museum itself was very small and nothing spectacular but it was very interesting regardless. The Barricades were set up in response of the Soviets attacks in early January 1991 in Riga. Latvia had declared their independence a year earlier and the government was afraid that the Soviet Union would try to violently take back control. The Latvian government had called upon it's citizens to build barricades around important buildings around Riga and a few other important cities that they thought would be targets of the Soviets. This was accomplished using vehicles, farm equipment, and pretty much anything else they could find. The museum had several displays representing what it would have been like but was mainly video footage of the 2 weeks the barricades lasted.
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