Scope and Contents note
Title: International'nyÄ front trudiÍ¡ashchikhsiÍ¡a LatviÄskoÄ SSR issuances
Date (inclusive): 1989-1991
Collection Number: 2014C13
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
1 manuscript box
0.4 linear feet
Statements, memoranda and printed matter, relating to the question of Latvian independence from the Soviet Union. Includes
some similar materials from other Soviet republics.
Hoover Institution Archives.
International'nyÄ front trudiÍ¡ashchikhsiÍ¡a LatviÄskoÄ SSR. .
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[Identification of item], International'nyÄ front trudiÍ¡ashchikhsiÍ¡a LatviÄskoÄ SSR issuances, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
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
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.
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