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Soviet Latvia 1918-1920

During the 1918-1920 War for Freedom, Latvia had three alternatives- the Republic of Latvia, Baltic German Duchy and Latvia as the Soviet Republic. From the end of 1918 to early 1920 in the various parts of Latvia a communist regime called Latvian Socialist Soviet Republic existed. 3,338 more words

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First Tank Made in Riga? The Myth of the Russian Vezdekhod

For years in various publications and Internet sites it was claimed that worlds first tank was made in Riga during World War I. In reality it was just a prototype never used in real life nor in battlefield. 1,304 more words

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First Tank Made in Riga? The Myth of the Russian Vezdekhod

For years in various publications and Internet sites it was claimed that worlds first tank was made in Riga during World War I. In reality it was just a prototype never used in real life nor in battlefield. 1,304 more words

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Skroderdienas Silmačos - The Most Popular Latvian Theater Play

Roughly translated as a the Tailors Days in the House of Silmachi written by Latvian famous playwright Rūdolfs Blaumanis the Skroderdienas Silmačos always appears at the Latvian theaters every June before Jāņi celebrations on June 23 -24. 1,599 more words

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Skroderdienas Silmačos - The Most Popular Latvian Theater Play

Roughly translated as a the Tailors Days in the House of Silmachi written by Latvian famous playwright Rūdolfs Blaumanis the Skroderdienas Silmačos always appears at the Latvian theaters every June before Jāņi celebrations on June 23 -24. 1,599 more words

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Latvians in the Soviet Political Elite 1920-1937

Latvian nation has suffered from the soviet repressions like no other. However, among ranks of communist supporters and top officials Latvians took a high position. It happened because of the nature of the times before the Russian revolution and after. 2,714 more words

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