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This picture shows a wreath with an inscription which translates to: '16 of March Latvian legionaries commemoration day' laid by veterans of the Latvian Legion, a force that was part of the Nazi German Waffen SS in Riga. Moscow and some in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000037" title="Latvia" href="/topic/international/latvia-PLGEO00000037.topic">Latvia's</a> ethnic-Russian community see the parade as glorifying Nazism because the Legion was commanded by war-time Germany's elite Waffen SS. Veterans insist they were not <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCIG00000044" title="Nazi Party" href="/topic/politics/parties-movements/nazi-party-ORCIG00000044.topic">Nazis</a> themselves but simply took sides to defend their Baltic nation of 2.2 million. (ILMARS ZNOTINS/AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture shows a wreath with an inscription which translates to: '16 of March Latvian legionaries commemoration day' laid by veterans of the Latvian Legion, a force that was part of the Nazi German Waffen SS in Riga. Moscow and some in Latvia's ethnic-Russian community see the parade as glorifying Nazism because the Legion was commanded by war-time Germany's elite Waffen SS. Veterans insist they were not Nazis themselves but simply took sides to defend their Baltic nation of 2.2 million. (ILMARS ZNOTINS/AFP/Getty Images)

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