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Overview of the International'nyĭ front trudi͡ashchikhsi͡a Latviĭskoĭ SSR issuances
2014C13  
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: International'nyÄ­ front trudiÍ¡ashchikhsiÍ¡a LatviÄ­skoÄ­ SSR issuances
    Date (inclusive): 1989-1991
    Collection Number: 2014C13
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box 0.4 linear feet
    Abstract: Statements, memoranda and printed matter, relating to the question of Latvian independence from the Soviet Union. Includes some similar materials from other Soviet republics.
    Location note: Hoover Institution Archives.
    Creator: International'nyĭ front trudi͡ashchikhsi͡a Latviĭskoĭ SSR. .

    Access

    The collection is open for research. The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], International'nyĭ front trudi͡ashchikhsi͡a Latviĭskoĭ SSR issuances, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical note

    The 1988-1991 movement for national independence in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia was resisted not only by Moscow, but it also had to contend with strong local opposition. Several pro-Soviet organizations emerged in reaction to growing popular demands for national sovereignty and independence in the Baltic region. In Lithuania such an organization was called Unity (Yedinstvo), in Estonia it was the Intermovement (Interdvizhenie), and in Latvia the Interfront (International Front of the Working People of Latvia). Made up mostly from the members of the Russian minority, heavily concentrated in industrial cities of the Baltic region, this pro-Soviet Latvian political organization was largely driven by communists and retired Soviet officers. Following the final implosion of the USSR in 1991, the Interfront, along with the Communist Party, were banned by the Latvian authorities.

    Scope and Contents note

    Consists of issuances and internal documents of the Interfront of Latvia, supplemented by similar materials from Lithuania and Estonia, as well as other parts of the USSR.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Latvia--History--1940-1991.
    Soviet Union--History--1985-1991.