Overview of the International'nyĭ front trudi͡ashchikhsi͡a Latviĭskoĭ SSR issuances

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 2013
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6003

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


Material not yet described

box 1

Material not yet described