Possible Cemeteries

However, the “blata” system had started working before that. Even before receiving the document, as V. Bisenieks explained to the cemetery, V. Vīķe-Freiberga herself had arrived, and the cemetery employee had to show her the possible cemeteries. The former president initially wanted a grave at the resting place of the former President Albert Kvies, but this wish was not satisfied because the place was “occupied”.

Instead of the planned cemetery, V. Vīķe-Freiberga has been shown another one, which was also located near the resting place of A. Kviesis, but the former president has rejected this cemetery on the grounds that a lot of work and serious cleaning is needed to clean this cemetery. On the other hand, already after receiving the document from the Department of Housing and Environment, another seven-bed cemetery has been found near the tomb of J. Čakste. V. Vīķe-Freiberga has come to see it again, and the new offer has satisfied her.