In Riga, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Vasily Kononov, was released from custody.
A fragment of the program "Here and Now" dated February 22, 2000 with the participation of the Minister of Justice of Latvia V. Birkavs.
The space bridge from Riga: VM Kononov on the progress of the process and the decision of the court.
The veteran thanks Vladimir Putin and all those who provided moral support.
The events in the village of Malye Baty on May 27, 1944 and the results of the military tribunal, according to the version of V.M. Kononov.
The reaction of the family and the public to release.
VM Kononov thanks Russia for granting citizenship.
Birkavs V. - Latvian state and political figure, Prime Minister of Latvia (1993-1994), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1994-1999), Minister of Justice (1999-2000). Kononov V.M. - a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, the commander of a partisan detachment, after the war - a police colonel, the head of the criminal investigation department and the head of the transport police of the Latvian SSR; In 1998 was charged with war crimes, the trials lasted until November 2011 (died in March 2011).