Where is Home? The Paradoxes and Potential of the Latvian diaspora

#AntiCommunism : Rita Laima’s new memoir, Skylarks & Rebels, chronicles her unique personal story, and in so doing, captures the trajectory of Latvian history and grapples with the crises of identity faced by all exiles and émigrés. Laima was born in the United States to Latvian parents who were forced to flee their country’s postwar […]
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Chekhov’s Gun: The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in the Baltics

#AntiCommunism : On August 23, 1939, Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop signed a nonaggression pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained secret protocols to divide Eastern Europe between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, precipitating the Nazi invasion of Poland on September 1, […]
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Why Do We Commemorate Black Ribbon Day on August 23?

#AntiCommunism : On August 23, 1939, Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s Nazi Germany pledged mutual non-aggression through the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (MRP), dividing up Central and Eastern European nations in their illicit bilateral negotiations. Just over a week later, Hitler invaded Poland and World War II began. Stalin reciprocated by invading Poland just over two weeks […]
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