RIGA - On November 18, the Latvian nation remembers its first independence, which arrived Nov. 18, 1918, on the heels of the First World War. But while the fall of the Soviet Union brought with it a wave of nostalgia for the first Latvian republic, the number of people who actually remember the first Latvian independence are steadily dwindling.So while the hectic details between 1917 and 1919 - Russian rule, German occupation, independence, Soviet rule, re-independence, and a final assault by the combined White Russian and German forces - are in the history books, another set of records of ...
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