Page extent: 78
ISBN: 9781849431057
Binding: PaperBack

Remembrance Day

Aleksey Scherbak

Translated by Rory Mullarkey
PaperBack (18 Mar 2011)

Can you be a hero if you fought for Nazi Germany?

The Latvians who fought for the Third Reich and halted the Red Army parade as heroes every year through the streets of Riga. As a growing number of young Russians campaign to halt the 'fascist' march, their Latvian counterparts join the veterans in commemoration. 

When teenager Anya becomes a political activist, her father's attempts to calm the situation stir up a storm of extremist patriotism. Remembrance Day takes an look at the fight for the political soul of Latvia.

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ISBN13 9781849431057
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 78


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