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Brothers' Cemetery

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The Brothers' Cemetery or Cemetery of the Brethren (Brāļu Kapi), also sometimes referred to in English as the Common Graves or simply as the Military Cemetery, is a military cemetery and national monument in Riga, capital of Latvia. [1]

28 relations: Coat of arms, Coat of arms of Latvia, Courland, Cultural regions of Latvia, English language, Eternal flame, Forest Cemetery, Riga, Freedom Monument, Great Cemetery, Hectare, Kārlis Zāle, Latgale, Latvia, Latvian Riflemen, Latvian War of Independence, Order of Lāčplēsis, Parapet, Relief, Riga, Riga Cathedral, Riga City Council, Semigallia, St. Peter's Church, Riga, Tilia, Tufa, Vidzeme, World War I, World War II.

Coat of arms

A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.

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Coat of arms of Latvia

Coat of arms of Republic of Latvia was officially adopted by the Constitutional Assembly of Latvia on July 15, 1921 and was in official use from August 19, 1921.

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Courland, or Kurzeme (in Latvian; Kurāmō; German and Kurland; Curonia/Couronia; Курляндия; Kuršas; Kurlandia), is one of the historical and cultural regions in western Latvia.

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Cultural regions of Latvia

Cultural regions of Latvia are several areas within Latvia formally recognised as distinct from the rest of the country.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Eternal flame

An eternal flame is a flame, lamp or torch that burns continuously for an indefinite period.

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Forest Cemetery, Riga

The Forest Cemetery (Rīgas Meža kapi) is an large cemetery in the northwestern part of Riga, the capital of Latvia, between the neighbourhoods of Mežaparks and Čiekurkalns.

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Freedom Monument

The Freedom Monument (Brīvības piemineklis) is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920).

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Great Cemetery

The Great Cemetery ('Lielie kapi'; 'Grosser Friedhof') was formerly the principal cemetery of Riga in Latvia, established in 1773.

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The hectare (SI symbol: ha) is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to a square with 100 meter sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land.

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Kārlis Zāle

Kārlis Zāle (28 October 1888 — 19 February 1942) was a Latvian sculptor.

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Latgale (Latgola; Латгалия; Lettgallia) is one of the four historical and cultural regions of Latvia recognised in the Constitution of the Latvian Republic.

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Latvia (or; Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.

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Latvian Riflemen

Latvian riflemen (Latviešu strēlnieki, Латышские стрелки) were originally a military formation of the Imperial Russian Army assembled starting 1915 in Latvia in order to defend Baltic territories against Germans in World War I. Initially the battalions were formed by volunteers, and from 1916 by conscription among the Latvian population.

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Latvian War of Independence

The Latvian War of Independence (Latvijas brīvības cīņas, literally, "Latvia's freedom struggles"), sometimes called the Latvian War of Liberation (Latvijas atbrīvošanas karš, "War of Latvian Liberation"), was a series of military conflicts in Latvia between 5 December 1918, after the newly proclaimed Republic of Latvia was invaded by Soviet Russia, and the signing of the Latvian-Soviet Riga Peace Treaty on 11 August 1920.

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Order of Lāčplēsis

The Order of Lāčplēsis (Lāčplēša Kara ordenis), the first and the highest Latvian military award, was established in 1919 on the initiative of the Commander of Latvian Army, during the Latvian War of Independence, Jānis Balodis.

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A parapet is a barrier which is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway or other structure.

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Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material.

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Riga (Rīga) is the capital and largest city of Latvia.

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Riga Cathedral

Riga Cathedral (Rīgas Doms; Dom zu Riga) is the Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in Riga, Latvia.

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Riga City Council

Riga City Council (Rīgas Dome) is the government of Riga City, the capital of Latvia.

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Semigallia, also spelled Semigalia, (Zemgale; Semgallen; Žiemgala; Semigalia; Zemgāl) is a historical region of Latvia, sometimes also including a part of Lithuania.

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St. Peter's Church, Riga


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Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, or bushes, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere.

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Tufa is a variety of limestone formed when carbonate minerals precipitate out of ambient temperature water.

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Vidzeme (Vidžemė, Vidūmō) is one of the historical and cultural regions of Latvia.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Redirects here:

Bralu Kapi, Bralu kapi, Brothers Cemetery, Brothers' Cemetery (Riga), Brāļu Kapi, Cemetery of the Brethren.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers'_Cemetery

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