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On the beaches of the Baltic Sea are today remnants of what would constitute a defense in a war. A war in which, in the worst cases, nuclear weapons could decide the winner. Welcome to Liepaja in Latvia – And the former closed military city Karosta!
The Latvian coastline has been the site of many fierce battles. The Russian Tsar Alexander III founded this military town that was named Karosta. This is the southern fortress, built by Alexander III to protect Liepāja and Karosta from enemies.