Mass deportations are part of collective memory of Latvian nation that reminds us that today we live in free and independent Latvia - Levits

  • 2020-03-25
  • LETA/TBT Staff
RIGA - Today, Latvian President Egils Levits privately visited the Freedom Monument to lay the flowers in memory of communist oppression against Latvian nation, LETA learned from the President's Chancery.  On March 25, 1949, about 42,000 residents of Latvia were deported to Siberia and some of its most remote areas. "Soviet rule tried to get rid of those who actively resisted the regime first. In 1949, those were mostly big farmers and national partisans, their families – altogether 42,000 people. Almost every Latvian family had some...
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