Monument to Krisjanis Valdemars in Valdemarpils

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©Würmer on September 10, 2008

hmm, Wiki doesn't know "Krisjanis Valdemars" ...Google, fortunately, knows better to "translate" between different character sets and located in the English-language Wiki this for me:

"Krišjānis Valdemārs (also spelt Christian Waldemar or Woldemar) (December 2, 1825 at Vecjunkuri in the civil parish of Ārlava, Courland – December 7, 1891 in Moscow, Russia) was a writer, editor, educator, politician, lexicographer, folklorist and economist, the spiritual leader of the first Latvian National Awakening and the most prominent member of the Young Latvia movement."

scoping the articles written in other languages (though I don't understand them) makes evident, that the Latvian version and the Russian version tells much more about him...

Ainars M -2 on September 23, 2008

This place "Valdemarpils" or "Waldemar-town" was named in honor to Christian Waldemar because him was worked there as teacher for many years. Former name of this place was "Sasmaka".

In name of K.Waldemars is also named Latvia's Naval Academy (Waldemars was founder of first ever seamens society in tzar Russia, in y. 1873). I know there is named ships/vessels in name of Kr. Valdemars, named one of major streets in Riga and even more. In my collection is another monument in Riga, dedicated to him

By the way - page You find over link and thought as russian translation is not in russian. That page is in Ukrainian. :) But I am now surprised about. Why wiki has informative pages in ukrainian and not pages in russian about C.Waldemar and that is current situation in history (in Russia about Latvians) after him spend big part of him life in Russia and worked for tzar regime? :(

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Photo taken in Valdemārpils, Valdemārpils pilsēta, LV-3260, Latvia

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