Photos by Malle-Liisa Raigla
Monday, May 9, when the end of the Second World War is celebrated in Russia, passed quietly in Haapsalu.
Those who wanted to quietly brought flowers to the monument near the department store – mainly red carnations, but also purple carnations and white roses. The producers placed the flowers in a vase and stood in front of the monument for a moment to honor. Some even took a picture of the memorial with the phone after placing the flowers. One red carnation was also placed on each tombstone next to the monument.
None of the forbidden insignia, the Georgian ribbon or the letter Z, were placed on the memorial flowers or worn by the flower makers. Also, flower makers did not have any badges on their chests this year, as they have been in previous years. The victims were commemorated as the Police and Border Guard Board wanted to see the celebration on 9 May this year.
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