My fellow travellers were doing the guided tour around the ruins of the mediaeval castle, a short drive out of Riga...'First we look at the grounds, then we go inside to see the beautiful restored private parts of the Baron...'
...but I was intrigued by a plaque next to an oversized coffin, stuck away in a corner. I absconded from the group to take a closer look.
It's a surplus Lenin statue. He used to stand in city squares all over Latvia, but now he's been given some time off.
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