Memorial to Ernests Brastins in Riga

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken in Riga during the first week of September, 2007. This memorial is located in Kronvalda park behind the city congress building. It commemorates Ernests Brastins, the founder of the modern Latvian pagan religion Dievturiba. He was an ethnographer and was killed by the communists in 1942. This memorial is thematically close to the memorial for all the Dievturiba-members who died in the Rainis cemetery.

The front reads For the people, God, and fatherland (Tautai / Dievam / Tevijai).

The visit to this location was paid for by a research grant from the
American Public University System.
"Educating those who serve."

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