The Latvian Army released a recruitment video on April 26th with a Waffen SS soldier in order to attract new servicemen, the website of “Zvezda” Russian TV Channel reported.
A soldier wearing the Waffen SS uniform appears in an animated video clip as one of a number of images of Latvian warriors throughout history. The service patches of the Latvian Legion of the Waffen SS stand out. The protagonist of the animated video has an MG-34 machine gun, the machine gun of the German Wehrmacht during the WWII, hanging over his shoulder.
This is not the first attempt to glorify Nazism in the Baltics. Modern-day Nazi sympathizers marched the streets of Baltic cities repeatedly: in Riga on March 16th; in Tallinn, a torchlit parade took place on February 25th. Similar actions received support from influential Baltic politicians (for example, the speaker of the Latvian Sejm or Parliament – Ināra Mūrniece). Now the army is following this trend.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency