The farthest flung Latvians

  • 1999-02-18
  • Philip Birzulis
Thousands of Latvians living in Siberia like it there too much to head West. For many Latvians, deportation to the East in the 1940s was not a nightmare but a ticket to a better life. Those who reside in what is popularly pictured as an endless frozen wasteland can teach Latvians elsewhere a lot about identity and cultural survival.These statements run so counter to the deeply felt convictions of many people that they may sound like heresy. However, in a simplified form they are some of the conclusions drawn by one man who has made an intense study of his compatriots living deep in Russia.R...
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