Latvia Builds a 23KM 'anti-migrant wall' on Russia Border

Monday, February 06, 2017


Latvia has completed the first 23 km of the 'anti-migrant wall' along its 276-km border with Russia, reports said. 

The fence, which features a barbed wire and has a minimum height of 9 feet, is expected to be completed by 2019. 

The Latvian government has allocated €6.3 million for constructing another 60 km of the wall this year.

Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. Its landscape is marked by wide beaches as well as dense, sprawling forests. Latvia’s capital is Riga, home to notable wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town with St. Peter's Church. Riga's museums include the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, showcasing local crafts, food and music.

Fact Sheet:
  • Capital: Riga
  • Dialing code: +371
  • Currency: Euro
  • Official language: Latvian
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