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Latvia: Military Relics Fall into Ruin

Most Latvians would prefer to forget the days in which their country was occupied by Soviet troops. To this day, it's still a source of tension between Russia and the Baltic state.

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Russian troops withdrew from Latvia two decades ago, leaving behind a legacy of the Soviet occupation -- including bunkers, naval ports and satellite stations. Many of these have since been destroyed. Two photographers -- one Latvian, the other Russian -- have made it their mission to document the decay of the remaining infrastructure. They hope their pictures will help to rekindle debate about their nations' shared past.