Popular Front calls it quits

  • 1999-10-14
RIGA (BNS) - The Popular Front, the movement that led Latvia's independence drive in the late '80s and early '90s, officially disbanded at its annual congress Oct. 9. Members said the time for the political activist group had passed.The Popular Front was established in 1988 at the time of Latvia's second national awakening. The group elected publicist Dainis Ivans as its chairman. The initial goal of the organization was to support the "perestroika" process launched by the then Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev.A year later the organization began the movement to reinstatement of Latvia'...
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