Latvia Declares Independence

May 4, 1990 |
In 1990, several thousands of all-level local municipality deputies from every community of Latvia gathered in Riga. Source:


Occupied by the Soviet Union and losing its independence in 1940, in 1988 the Popular Front of Latvia emerged in opposition to the dominant government, winning the 1990 elections. Following Lithuania and Estonia, on 4 May 1990, Latvia’s declaration of independence was proclaimed.


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