Latgale liberation monument (popular name Latgale’s Mara) is the most recognisable symbol of Rezekne. Devoted to the fight for the liberation of Latvia in 1920 it embodies the idea of free and united state of Latvia. The monument was opened in 1939 (artist Leons Tomasickis (Leons Tomašickis)), its bronze sculptural composition consists of a figure of a liberator who symbolises the victory over a foreign power, by his side there is a girl down on her knees, giving the liberator a crown of oak leaves, and above the two figures, there is a girl in the national costume holding a golden cross in her lifted hand as a symbol of faith and content with the newly found freedom. In 1940 the monument was thrown down, in 1943 it was restored, but in 1950 the Soviet regime destroyed it again. In 1992, thanks to public donations, the monument was restored and returned on its initial place (sculptor Andrejs Jansons (Andrejs Jansons)).
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