Overview of the International'nyĭ front trudi͡ashchikhsi͡a Latviĭskoĭ SSR issuances

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Title: International'nyĭ front trudi͡ashchikhsi͡a Latviĭskoĭ 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. .

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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.