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Victory Park in Riga

Victory Park (Latvian: Uzvaras Parks) is a park in Riga, located on the left bank of the Daugava, in the district of Āgenskalns.The modern area of the park is 36.7 hectares.


When Latvia was in the Russian Empire, the park was known as Riga Petrovsky Park (Russian: Петровский парк, Latvian: Pētera Parks). It was created in 1909 on the eve of a large-scale celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of the actual accession of the Governorate of Livonia to the Russian Empire. The official opening ceremony of the park complex took place in the middle of 1910 in the presence of Tsar Nicholas II, and the Mayor of Riga George Armitstead.


In 1923, the park was renamed Victory Park in honor of the victory in 1919 over the volunteer Western army under the command of Colonel Pavel Bermondt-Avalov.


Before the Second World War, a reconstruction of the park was carried out, aimed at creating a new socially significant leisure center for the population of the Latvian capital. During the Soviet occupation, the Riga City Council decided to rename the park after the XXII Congress of the CPSU. In 1985, a monument in honor of the soldiers of the Soviet Army was opened. At this point, the Riga City Council renamed the park to Victory Park again.

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