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  • Title: International'nyĭ front trudi͡ashchikhsi͡a Latviĭskoĭ SSR issuances
    Date (inclusive): 1989-1991
    Collection Number: 2014C13
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and 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.
    Creator: International'nyĭ front trudi͡ashchikhsi͡a Latviĭskoĭ SSR.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2013.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Historical Note

    The 1988 to 1991 movement for national independence in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia not only had to contend with resistance from Moscow but also 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 Content of Collection

    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