the Russian foreign Ministry’s website there was a comment to the statement by the Prime Minister of Latvia krišjānis Karins, who has previously compared the situation of African Americans in the United States with the life of Latvians in the Soviet Union.

In particular, the Prime Minister said that Latvians understand the black population of America, as in Soviet times was subjected to discrimination.

In turn, Russian diplomats noted that such conclusions are not supported by the facts and should be considered only in the context of the propaganda stunts, and of low quality.

“we All know that in Soviet times the Central budget considerable resources were directed to development of the Latvian language and culture, Latvians have been widely represented in the government and even was part of the top leadership of the country, and the level of income per capita in the Latvian SSR was one of the highest in the Union,” — said the Russian foreign Ministry.