Documentary examines failure of the "national Communists"

  • 2020-07-30
Latvian Television's series of short historical documentary films 'The Keys' continues with a very interesting account of how internal struggles within the Communist Party in occupied Latvia were to have far-reaching consequences This time the year under scrutiny is 1959 and the fate of a so-called progressive or "national Communist" wing of the single party that was allowed to exist. The national Communists were centered on a young and charismatic politician, Eduards Berklavs, a rising star of the Party. Unsurprisingly, as the doc...
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