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7 Riga Capital of Latvia Thirty Years Ago

Riga Capital of Latvia Thirty Years Ago

Posted on February 11, 2015 by tim


At the time, it was the Soviet city of Riga , now it is the capital of Latvia. Thirty years ago. Pretty atmospheric photos of the late USSR.

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7 Responses to “Riga Capital of Latvia Thirty Years Ago”

  1. Arn says:

    Cute little town, it makes me want to visit it.

  2. Tom says:

    Picture of people crossing the street with Gramatas sign. What’s up with the man wearing a suit and tie with sandals next to the women? strange look there.

  3. Anton says:

    great pics, thanks for posting them. i remember i visited this city with my parents in 1987 and was blown away by its medieval buildings and monuments of russian architecture of the 19th century

  4. Mister Twister says:

    Good old nineteen eighties.

  5. Diogo Terra says:

    The racing events, whatever the taste, seemed to have provided Western taste so desperately cherished in the Soviet-opressed Baltics.

  6. Ricky says:

    In the second picture, of the three girls, there is a hipster time traveler talking on a mobile phone.

  7. john says:

    Russians didn’t build this. This was built by the Baltic-Germans. It is not soviet architecture.

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