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The A2 motorway is a highway in Lithuania (Magistralinis kelias).
Abortion in Latvia is legal and is available on request within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy; and for medical reasons until 22 weeks.
Ada Svetlova – Latvian singer, mezzo-soprano, and performer of classical and ethnic repertoire.
Following is a list of accidents and incidents Aeroflot experienced in the 1960s.
Aeroflot, the Soviet Union's national carrier, experienced a number of serious accidents and incidents during the 1970s.
Following is a list of accidents and incidents experienced by Aeroflot during the 1980s.
Aeroflot Flight 51 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight operated by an Antonov An-24 that crashed on approach to Liepāja International Airport on 30 December 1967, resulting in the death of 43 of the 51 people on board.
Agnese Blumberga (born 9 April 1971) is a retired professional tennis player who represented the Soviet Union and Latvia.
Agnese Ozoliņa (born November 12, 1979) is a Latvian former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.
Aiga Zagorska (born 28 March 1970) is a retired female track and road racing cyclist from Latvia, who competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain for her Baltic country.
Aigars Štokenbergs (born 29 August 1963 in Riga, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian politician, member of the Society for Other Politics party and the incumbent Minister of Justice of Latvia since 3 November 2010.
Aigars Cipruss (born January 12, 1972) is a Latvian professional ice hockey player currently playing for HK Ozolnieki/Monarhs hockey club.
Aigars Nerips (born 7 September 1967) is a professional Latvian basketball coach currently signed with Latvian club TTT Riga.
Ainars Bagatskis (born March 29, 1967) is a Latvian former professional basketball player and coach, who last worked as the head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Super League.
Ainars Zvirgzdiņš (born March 2, 1959) is a Latvian basketball coach, mostly known with the Latvia women's national basketball team.
Ainārs Juškēvičs (born 13 July 1981 in Riga, Latvian SSR) is a professional Latvian floorball player.
Ainārs Kovals (born 21 November 1981) is a Latvian track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw.
Aivar Kuusmaa (born 12 June 1967) is a former Estonian professional basketball player who played mostly at the shooting guard position.
Aivars Aksenoks (born May 24, 1961) is a Latvian politician.
Aivars Drupass (1963–1999) was a Latvian football forward.
Aivars Endziņš (born 8 December 1940 in Riga) is a Latvian lawyer and politician.
Aivars Kalējs (April 22, 1951, Riga, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian composer, organist and pianist.
Aivars Janovits Lazdenieks (born 26 February 1954) is a Latvian rower who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Aivars Lembergs (born September 26, 1953) is a Latvian politician and oligarch, who has been the mayor of Ventspils since 1988.
Aivis Ronis (born 20 May 1968) is a Latvian diplomat and politician and was Minister for Foreign Affairs of Latvia from 29 April 2010 to 3 November 2010, from 2011 to 2013 he was Minister for Transport of Latvia.
Alan Melikdjanian (born April 13, 1980) is a Latvian-born independent filmmaker.
Alans Siņeļņikovs (born 14 May 1990 in Riga) is a Latvian footballer, who is currently playing for the Latvian Higher League club FK Jelgava and Latvia national football team.
Aleksandr Yuriyevich "Sasha" Kaleri (Александр Юрьевич Калери; born Jūrmala, Latvian SSR, USSR, 13 May 1956) is a Russian cosmonaut and veteran of extended stays on the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station (ISS).
Aleksandra Mitrofanovna Beļcova (Бельцова, Александра Митрофановна, March 17, 1892 – February 1, 1981) was a Latvian and Russian painter.
Aleksandrs Čaks (October 27, 1901 – February 8, 1950), born Aleksandrs Čadarainis, was a Latvian poet and writer.
Aleksandrs Čekulajevs (born 10 September 1985 in Riga) is a Latvian former footballer who played as a forward.
Aleksandrs Cauņa (born 19 January 1988) is a Latvian football player who plays for FK RFS.
Aleksandrs Cuncukovs (born April 3, 1971) is a Latvian former professional ice hockey player.
Aleksandrs Dibrivnijs (born 28 August 1969 in Jēkabpils) is a former Latvia international footballer, a four-time champion of Latvia.
Aleksandrs Fertovs (born 16 June 1987) is a Latvian footballer who plays as a midfielder for FK RFS and the Latvia national football team. Fertovs's nickname in Latvia is Kaķis (Cat).
Aleksandrs Isakovs (born 16 September 1973 in Daugavpils) is a former football defender from Latvia.
Aleksandrs Jackēvičs (born March 25, 1958 in Dobele) is a Latvian judoka who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Aleksandrs Jelisejevs (born 11 August 1971) is a retired Latvian international football striker.
Aleksandrs Koļinko (born 18 June 1975) is a retired Latvian professional footballer, currently the assistant manager and goalkeeping coach of Latvian Higher League club FK RFS.
Aleksandrs Leimanis (17 October 1913 in the village Gabrilovo, Smolensk Governorate – 17 June 1990 in Riga) was a Latvian film director.
Aleksandrs Macijevskis (born June 16, 1975) is a Latvian professional ice hockey player, currently playing for HK Kurbads of the Latvian Hockey League (LHL).
Aleksandrs Sakovskis (born 1965) is a Latvian politician.
Aleksandrs Solovjovs born 25 February 1988) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for RFS in the Latvian Higher League.
Aleksandrs Starkovs (born 26 July 1955) is a Latvian football coach and a former footballer.
Aleksejs Širokovs (born February 20, 1981) is a Latvian professional ice hockey player currently playing for Kazzinc-Torpedo of the Kazakhstani Championship.
Aleksejs Saramotins (born 8 April 1982) is a Latvian professional road cyclist who rides for.
Aleksejs Semjonovs (born 2 April 1973) is a retired Latvian international football midfielder, who also holds the Russian nationality.
Aleksejs Višņakovs (born 3 February 1984 in Riga) is a Latvian football midfielder, who currently plays for RFS in Latvian Higher League.
Aleksejs Volosanovs (born 5 March 1975) is a retired Latvian footballer who played for numerous clubs in Latvia and England.
Alexander Petersson (born Aleksandrs Pētersons 2 July 1980) is an Icelandic handball player of Latvian and Baltic German origin, who currently plays for the Iceland national handball team and Rhein-Neckar Löwen.
Alexander Shabalov (Александр Анатольевич Шабалов, Aleksandr Anatolyevich Shabalov; Aleksandrs Šabalovs; born September 12, 1967) is an American chess grandmaster and a four-time winner of the United States Chess Championship (1993, 2000, 2003, 2007).
Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin (p; born 12 October 1960) is a Russian liberal politician serving as the 4th and current Chairman of the Accounts Chamber since 2018.
Alexei Shirov (Aleksejs Širovs;; born 4 July 1972) is a Latvian and Spanish chess grandmaster.
Alfons Bērziņš (7 November 1916 in Riga – 16 December 1987) was a Latvian long track speed skater.
Alfrēds Bruno Jānis Kalniņš (23 August 1879 in Cēsis, Governorate of Livonia – 23 December 1951 in Riga, Latvian SSR) was a Latvian composer, organist, pedagogue, music critic and conductor; the founder of national Latvian opera.
Algimanta Pabedinskienė (born 25 March 1965) is a Lithuanian politician who served as Ministry of Social Security and Labour from 12 December 2012 to 13 December 2016.
Alma Lepina-Lāce (born 8 June 1974) is a Latvian former competitive figure skater.
Anatolijs Gorbunovs, also known as Anatoly Valeryanovich Gorbunov (Анато́лий Валериа́нович Горбуно́в) (born February 10, 1942 in Pilda parish, Ludza municipality, Latvia), is a Latvian politician who served as the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet during the final years of the Soviet regime in Latvia and as Chairman of the Supreme Council of Latvia during the first years after the country regained its independence.
Anatols Dinbergs (born Riga, March 3, 1911, died Washington, D.C., November 9, 1993) was one of the preeminent career diplomats of Latvia.
Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev (Анатолий Яковлевич Соловьёв; born January 16, 1948 – alternate spelling "Solovyov") is a retired Russian and Soviet cosmonaut and pilot.
Andžs Flaksis (born 18 March 1991) is a Latvian professional road cyclist, currently riding for UCI Professional Continental team.
Andrei Alexandrovich Mironov (Андре́й Алекса́ндрович Миро́нов; March 7, 1941 - August 16, 1987) was a Soviet theatre and film actor who played lead roles in some of the most popular Soviet films, such as The Diamond Arm, Beware of the Car and Twelve Chairs.
Andrejs Štolcers (born 8 July 1974 in Riga) is a Latvian former professional footballer.
Andrejs Butriks (born 20 December 1982 in Riga) is a former Latvian football forward, currently the sporting director of FK Ventspils in the Latvian Higher League.
Andrejs Elksniņš (Андрей Элксниньш; born 1982) is a Latvian politician of Latvian and Russian descent.
Andrejs Grants (born March 7, 1955 in Riga) is a Latvian photographer and teacher.
Andrejs Kovaļovs (born 23 March 1989 in Daugavpils) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays for Dacia Chişinău in the Moldovan National Division and Latvia national football team.
Andrejs Pavlovs (born 22 February 1979) is a Latvian football goalkeeper, who currently plays for FK Ventspils in the Latvian Higher League.
Andrejs Piedels (born 17 September 1970 in Jēkabpils) is a former Latvian football goalkeeper and the current goalkeeping coach of FK Jelgava in the Latvian Higher League and Latvia national football team.
Andrejs Prohorenkovs (born 5 February 1977 in Ogre) is a Latvian football midfielder, currently playing for FK Ogre in the Latvian First League.
Andrejs Rastorgujevs (born 27 May 1988) is a Latvian biathlete.
Andrejs Rubins (born 26 November 1978 in Riga) is a Latvian former football midfielder, who last played for the Azerbaijan Premier League club Simurq PFC.
Andrejs Upīts (4 December 1877, Skrīveri parish, Russian Empire – 17 November 1970, Riga, Latvian SSR) was a Latvian teacher, poet, short story writer and Communist polemicist.
Andris Ārgalis (born August 18, 1944) is a Latvian politician.
Andris Bērziņš (born 10 December 1944) is a Latvian businessman and politician who was President of Latvia from 2011 to 2015.
Andris Bērziņš (born August 4, 1951) is a Latvian politician born in Riga.
Andris Džeriņš (born February 14, 1988) is a Latvian professional ice hockey player, who currently plays for HK Hradec Kralove in the Czech Extraliga (Czech).
Andris Piebalgs (born September 17, 1957) is a Latvian politician and diplomat who served as European Commissioner for Development at the European Commission from 2010 until 2014.
Andris Reiss (Kuldīga, 10 March 1978) was a Latvian cyclist who had a brief professional career early in the 21st century.
Andris Riherts (born 31 May 1981) is a Latvian football manager and a former footballer.
Anna Hahn (Anna Hāna, born June 21, 1976) is an American chess player with the title of Woman International Master (WIM).
Anna Sakse (January 16, 1905 – March 2, 1981) was a Latvian writer and translator.
Anrijs Matīss (born 13 September 1973) is a Latvian politician and former Minister for Transport of Latvia.
The State Anthem of the Latvian SSR (Latvijas Padomju Sociālistiskās Republikas himna, Гимн Латви́йская Сове́тская Социалисти́ческая Респу́блика, Gimn Latvijskaja Sovetskaja Socialističeskaja Respublika) was the anthem of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic under the Soviet Union.
Anton Konstantinovich Zabolotny (Антон Константинович Заболотный; born 13 June 1991) is a Russian professional football player.
Antonijs Springovičs (1 November 1876 - 1 October 1958) was a Roman Catholic Latvian prelate who became the first Archbishop of Riga in 1923.
Antons Jemeļins (born 19 February 1984 in Liepāja) is a Latvian football defender who currently plays for the Lithuanian A Lyga club FK Atlantas.
The following events occurred in April 1950.
Arkadij Naiditsch (Arkadiy Naydiç; born 25 October 1985) is an Azerbaijani (since 2015) chess grandmaster that previously represented Latvia (until 2005) and Germany (2005–2015).
Arnis Vecvagars (April 12, 1974) is a Latvian former basketball player and the current coach of the Latvian national basketball team.
Artūrs Štālbergs (born October 15, 1984) is a Latvian professional basketball coach for BK Liepājas Lauvas.
Artūrs Brūniņš (born July 13, 1982 in Gulbene, Latvian SSR, USSR) is a Latvian professional basketball player.
Artūrs Garonskis (born 25 May 1957) is a Latvian former rower who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Artūrs Irbe (born 2 February 1967) is a Latvian professional ice hockey coach and former goaltender.
Artūrs Jakovļevs (born May 30, 1967) is a Latvian former swimmer, who specialized in sprint butterfly events.
Artūrs Rubiks (born 1970) is a Latvian politician, the son of Alfrēds Rubiks and the brother of Raimonds Rubiks.
Artūrs Silagailis (born 3 May 1987) is a retired Latvian football defender.
Artūrs Skrastiņš (born 18 September 1974 in Aizpute, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian actor.
Artūrs Vaičulis (born 26 February 1990) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays for the Latvian Higher League club FK Liepāja.
Artūrs Visockis-Rubenis (born August 11, 1985) is a BK Ogre head coach.
Artis Ābols (born January 3, 1973) is a retired Latvian ice hockey forward who is currently the head coach of Lada Togliatti in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Artis Kampars (born May 3, 1967 in Tukums) is a Latvian politician and businessman.
Artis Lazdiņš (born 3 May 1986) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for FK Jelgava in the Latvian Higher League.
Artis Pabriks (born 22 March 1966) is a Latvian politician and a Member of the European Parliament.
Artis Rasmanis (born 1971) is a retired Latvian sidecarcross passenger and five times World Champion.
Artjoms Osipovs (born 8 January 1989) is a Russian-Latvian professional footballer, currently playing for FK Jonava in the A Lyga.
Arturs Sproģis (6 March 1904 – 2 October 1980; Артур Карлович Спрогис) was a Latvian colonel and commander of the Soviet partisans during the occupation of Latvia by Nazi Germany in World War II.
Arvīds Brēdermanis (10 October 1900 – 22 February 1970) was an official of the foreign service of Latvia between the World Wars, and was also a founder of the Latvian Scouting movement.
Arvīds Reķis (born January 1, 1979 in Jūrmala, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Augsburger Panther in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).
Asja Lācis (Анна 'Ася' Эрнестовна Лацис, Anna 'Asya' Ernestovna Latsis; Asja Lazis; October 19, 1891 – November 21, 1979) was a Latvian actress and theatre director.
The Assemblea Nacional Catalana ("Catalan National Assembly"; ANC by its Catalan acronym) is an organization that seeks the political independence of Catalonia from Spain; secondarily, it also promotes the reunification of the Catalan Countries.
Atis Slakteris (born 21 November 1956, Code parish) is a former Minister of Defence of Latvia.
Atmoda ("Awakening" in Latvian) was a weekly newspaper in Latvian SSR and Latvia issued in the years 1988-1992.
The following events occurred in August 1950.
August Volz (Augusts Folcs; 27 February 1851 – 20 June 1926) was a German sculptor.
Augusts Malvess (2 November 1878, Gulbene – 9 May 1951, Riga) was a Latvian architect.
Ārons Bogoļubovs (born December 30, 1938) was a Latvian judoka who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1964 Summer Olympics.
Ēriks Ševčenko (born April 28, 1991 in Daugavpils, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Latvian professional ice-hockey player.
Ēriks Mesters (20 December 1926 - 8 November 2009) was a Latvian theologian and archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia and Archbishop of Riga from 1986 to 1989.
Ēriks Miļuns (born January 22, 1967) is a Latvian ice hockey coach.
Ģirts Ankipāns (born November 29, 1975) is a retired Latvian ice hockey player and coach.
Ģirts Ķesteris (born 14 February 1964) is a Latvian actor.
Ģirts Karlsons (born 7 June 1981 in Liepāja) is a Latvian football forward, who is currently playing for the Latvian Higher League club FK Liepāja.
Ģirts Līcis (born 1970 in Riga, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian entrepreneur mostly known as TV presenter of Gribi būt miljonārs?, the Latvian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? which he hosted from 2007 to 2008.
Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis (born 19 February 1962 in Ventspils) is a Latvian politician.
Ķengarags is a neighborhood in the city of Riga, Latvia.
Ņikita Ņikiforovs (born 1983) is a Latvian politician.
Šķēde is a suburban settlement near Liepāja, Latvia, in Medze parish.
Žaneta Jaunzeme-Grende (born 10 March 1964) is a Latvian politician and businesswoman.
Žanna Juškāne (born October 5, 1989 in Rēzekne) is a Latvian biathlete.
Žoržs Tikmers (born 22 January 1957 in Iecava, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian former rower who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
The background of the occupation of the Baltic states covers the period before the first Soviet occupation on 14 June 1940, stretching from independence in 1918 to the Soviet ultimatums in 1939–1940.
Baiba Broka (born 7 January 1973) is a Latvian stage, television and film actress.
Baiba Skride (born 1981) is a Latvian classical violinist.
The Baltic Germans (Deutsch-Balten or Deutschbalten, later Baltendeutsche) are ethnic German inhabitants of the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, in what today are Estonia and Latvia.
The Baltic Military District was a military district of the Soviet armed forces in the occupied Baltic states, formed briefly before the German invasion during the World War II.
The Baltic states, also known as the Baltic countries, Baltic republics, Baltic nations or simply the Baltics (Balti riigid, Baltimaad, Baltijas valstis, Baltijos valstybės), is a geopolitical term used for grouping the three sovereign countries in Northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
This Baltic states were under Soviet rule from the end of World War II in 1945, from sovietization onwards until independence was regained in 1991.
The Baltic Way or Baltic Chain (also Chain of Freedom; Balti kett, Baltijas ceļš, Baltijos kelias, Балтийский путь) was a peaceful political demonstration that occurred on 23 August 1989.
Relevant events began regarding the Baltic states and the Soviet Union when, following Bolshevist Russia's conflict with the Baltic states—Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia—several peace treaties were signed with Russia and its successor, the Soviet Union.
The Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is the central bank of Latvia.
Beness Aijo (Бенес Айо, born 8 June 1979 in Rēzekne, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian citizen and an activist of the National Bolshevik Party since 1998, member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist–Leninist), and the Korean Friendship Association-UK.
Beriozka (Russian: Берёзка, lit. "little birch tree") was a twin chain of state-run retail stores in the Russian SFSR that sold goods for foreign currency.
Billion Dollar Brain is a 1967 British Technicolor espionage film directed by Ken Russell and based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton.
Bogdans Ņesterenko (born May 16, 1984) is a Latvian football defender who plays for Jõhvi FC Lokomotiv.
Boris Vasilyevich Barnet (Бори́с Васи́льевич Ба́рнет; 18 June 1902 – 8 January 1965) was a Soviet film director, actor and screenwriter of British origin.
Boris Karlovich Pugo, OAN (Boriss Pugo, Борис Карлович Пуго) (February 19, 1937 – August 22, 1991) was a Soviet Communist political figure, Latvian by ethnicity.
Boriss Berziņš (born 7 October 1930, Riga – died 11 February 2002, Riga) was a Soviet and Latvian artist, painter, graphic artist and teacher.
Boriss Cilevičs (born March 26, 1956) is a Latvian politician.
Brankas is a village in Ozolnieki Municipality, Latvia situated approximately 37 km from the capital city of Riga and 11 km from the city of Jelgava.
Brīvības iela is the central street of Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Brūno (also: Bruno) Haralds Kalniņš (7 May 1899, in Tukums, Courland Governorate of the Russian Empire, now Latvia – 26 March 1990, in Stockholm, Sweden) was a Latvian social democratic politician and historian.
The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR, or Byelorussian SSR; Bielaruskaja Savieckaja Sacyjalistyčnaja Respublika; Belorusskaya SSR.), also commonly referred to in English as Byelorussia, was a federal unit of the Soviet Union (USSR).
Coat of arms of Republic of Latvia was officially adopted by the Constitutional Assembly of Latvia on July 15, 1921 and was in official use from August 19, 1921.
The coat of arms of Riga is one of the official symbols of Riga, along with the flag of Riga.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
The Cold War (1947–1953) is the period within the Cold War from the Truman Doctrine in 1947 to the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953.
The Soviet Union enforced the collectivization (Коллективизация) of its agricultural sector between 1928 and 1940 (in West - between 1948 and 1952) during the ascendancy of Joseph Stalin.
The Commemorative Medal for Participants of the Barricades of 1991 (1991.) is a Latvian state award given to people who participated in or supported the actions of those who took part in the defense of Latvia against forces loyal to the Soviet Union during the confrontation in 1991 known as The Barricades.
Communist Party of Latvia (Latvijas Komunistiskā partija, LKP; Коммунистическая партия Латвии) was a political party in Latvia.
The Constitution of Latvia (Satversme) is the fundamental law of the Republic of Latvia.
The Copyright law of the Soviet Union went through several major revisions during its existence.
Courland, or Kurzeme (in Latvian; Kurāmō; German and Kurland; Curonia/Couronia; Курляндия; Kuršas; Kurlandia), is one of the historical and cultural regions in western Latvia.
The culture of Latvia combines traditional Latvian and Livonian heritage with influences of the country's varied historical heritage.
Dace Ruskule (born September 20, 1981 in Bauska) is a retired Latvian discus thrower.
Dainis Īvāns (born 25 September 1955 in Madona) is a Latvian journalist and politician.
Dainis Deglis (born 26 January 1959 in Smiltene) is a former Latvian football defender, who was called the Latvian rifleman while he played for FK Daugava Rīga.
Dainis Dukurs (born 24 January 1954) is a Latvian retired bobsledder, manager of Sigulda bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track, member of Sigulda municipal council and skeleton coach.
Dainis Kūla (born April 28, 1959 in Tukums, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian former javelin thrower who represented the Soviet Union at the international level for most of his career.
Dainis Turlais (born 24 November 1950 in Madona, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian politician.
Dairis Bertāns (born September 9, 1989) is a Latvian professional basketball player for Olimpia Milano of the Italian LBA and the EuroLeague.
Daniels Pavļuts (born 14 May 1976 in Jūrmala, Latvia) is a Latvian politician and former Minister for Economics of Latvia, appointed to office in October 2011.
Daniils Turkovs (born 17 February 1988 in Jūrmala) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays for the Latvian club FK Ventspils and Latvia national football team.
Daumants Dreiškens (born 28 March 1984) is a Latvian bobsledder, brakeman, who has competed since 2003.
Dārzciems (literally: garden village) is a neighborhood of Riga located in the Latgale suburb in the southeastern part of the right bank of the Daugava river.
Deborah Anne Mazar Corcos (born August 13, 1964) is an American actress and television personality, known for playing sharp-tongued women.
Decolonization (American English) or decolonisation (British English) is the undoing of colonialism: where a nation establishes and maintains its domination over one or more other territories.
This article is about the demographic features of the population of the historical territory of Latvia, including population density, ethnic background, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.
According to data from the 1989 Soviet census, the population of the Soviet Union was 70% East Slavs, 12% Turkic peoples, and all other ethnic groups below 10%.
Deniss Čerkovskis (born 2 November 1978) is a male Latvian modern pentathlete who competed in: the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney (18th place), the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens (4th place), and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing (11th place).
Deniss Ivanovs (born 11 January 1984 in Liepāja) is a Latvian football defender who currently plays for Nyíregyháza Spartacus in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I.
Deniss Kačanovs (born 27 November 1979) is a Latvian football defender, currently working as the playing-coach for FK Daugava Rīga in the Latvian Higher League.
Deniss Pavlovs (born 15 April 1983) is a Latvian tennis player playing on the ATP Challenger Tour.
Deniss Romanovs (born 2 September 1978) is a Latvian football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Riga FC.
Didzis Gavars (born 18 November 1966, Jūrmala, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian politician who was Minister of Health of Latvia from 13 May to 3 November 2010.
Dievs, svētī Latviju! (God, Bless Latvia!) is the national anthem of Latvia.
Dimants Yutvaldovits Krišjānis (born 15 September 1960) is a Latvian former rower who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Leor Dimant (Leors Dimants; born December 18, 1972) better known as DJ Lethal, is a Latvian American turntablist and producer and is best known as a member of the groups House of Pain and Limp Bizkit.
Dmitrijs Trefilovs (born 13 May 1987) is a Latvian gymnast.
Dnestr radar (Днестр) and Dnepr radar (Днепр), both known by the NATO reporting name Hen House are the first generation of Soviet space surveillance and early warning radars.
Doina, or Doină (sometimes translated as "Lament"), is a political poem by the Romanian Mihai Eminescu.
Dzintars Jaundžeikars (born 14 February 1956) is a Latvian politician.
Dzintars Yutvaldovits Krišjānis (4 June 1958 – 16 March 2014) was a Latvian former rower who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Dzintars Rasnačs (born 17 July 1963) is a Latvian politician.
Dzintars Zirnis (born 25 April 1977 in Riga) is a Latvian football defender.
The Eastern Bloc was the group of socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe, generally the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact.
Eastern Bloc emigration and defection was a point of controversy during the Cold War.
Eastern Bloc media and propaganda was controlled directly by each country's Communist party, which controlled the state media, censorship and propaganda organs.
Eastern Bloc politics followed the Red Army's occupation of much of eastern Europe at the end of World War II and the Soviet Union's installation of Soviet-controlled Stalinist or Marxist–Leninist governments in the Eastern Bloc through a process of bloc politics and repression.
Edgars Gauračs (born 10 March 1988) is a Latvian footballer who is currently playing for the Latvian Higher League club FK Liepāja on loan from FK Spartaks Jūrmala and Latvia national football team as a striker.
Edgars Lipsbergs (born June 9, 1989 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a Latvian ice hockey forward, currently playing for HK Riga of Minor Hockey League.
Edgars Masaļskis (born March 31, 1980) is a Latvian ice hockey coach and former player.
Edgars Piksons (born 17 July 1983) is a former Latvian biathlete.
Edgars Rinkēvičs (born 21 September 1973 in Jūrmala) is a Latvian politician and official, current Minister for Foreign Affairs of Latvia.
Edgars Zalāns (born September 3, 1967, Kuldīga) is a Latvian politician and architect.
Edijs Brahmanis (born November 17, 1983 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a Latvian ice hockey left winger, currently playing for Yertis Pavlodar of the Kazakhstan Hockey Championship.
Edmund von Trompowsky (16 March 1851 – 19 January 1919) was a Baltic German architect working mainly in present-day Latvia.
Edmunds Sprūdžs (born 21 June 1980 in Riga) is a Latvian politician and businessman, a former Minister for the Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia.
Eduards Andersons (1 April 1914 – 29 November 1985) was a Latvian basketball player.
Eduards Berklavs (June 15, 1914 – November 25, 2004) was a Latvian politician.
Eduards Smiļģis (23 November 1886 – 19 April 1966) was a Latvian actor and theatre director.
Eduards Višņakovs (born 10 May 1990 in Riga) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for FK RFS in the Latvian Higher League and Latvia national football team.
Edvīns Šnore (born 21 March 1974, in Saulkrasti) is a Latvian film director and politician.
Elektrichka (p; електри́чка, elektrychka) is a Soviet and Eastern bloc commuter (regional) mostly suburban electrical multiple unit passenger train.
Elena Borisovna Frolova (Елена Борисовна Фролова, born 1 October 1969 in Riga) is a Russian singer-songwriter, composer, and poet.
Elena Sazonenkova (Елена Сазоненкова; born 22 October 1973 in Riga) is a former Soviet artistic gymnast.
Elita is a Latvian brand of cigarettes that was produced between 1967 and 2009 by the Latvian company "Rīgas Tabakas Fabrika" and later by British American Tobacco.
Elvijs Biezais (born June 30, 1991 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a Latvian ice hockey forward, currently playing for Dinamo Riga of Kontinental Hockey League.
Elvijs Misāns (born 8 April 1989 in Sigulda) is a Latvian athlete usually competing in long jump.
Ilya Zalmanovich Baskin (Iļja Baskins, Илья́ (Э́лиа) За́лманович Ба́скин; born 11 August 1950), known as Elya Baskin, is a Latvian-born American actor.
Elza Leimane (born 2 July 1984) is a Latvian ballet dancer.
Emīlija Benjamiņa (sometimes transcribed Emilija Benjamin) (10 September 1881 — 23 September 1941 Solikamsk labor camp, Soviet Union) became the richest person in pre-World War II Latvia.
Emīlija Gudriniece (Эмилия Юлиановна Гудриниеце; 3 August 1920 – 4 October 2004) was a Latvian chemist who specialized in organic synthesis.
The emblem of the Latvian SSR was adopted on August 25, 1940 by the government of the Latvian SSR.
The emblems of the constituent republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics all featured predominantly the hammer and sickle and the red star that symbolised communism, as well as a rising sun (although in the case of the Latvian SSR, since the Baltic Sea is west of Latvia, it could be interpreted as a setting sun), surrounded by a wreath of wheat (except the Karelo-Finnish SSR with a wreath of rye).
Emilis Jūlijs Melngailis (born 15 February 1874 in Igate, died 20 December 1954 in Riga, buried in Riga Forest Cemetery) was a Latvian composer, folklorist, and a master of choral songs.
Eriks Ādamsons (June 22, 1907 – February 28, 1946) was a Latvian writer, poet and novelist.
Ernests Štālbergs (1883–1958) was a Latvian architect whose works are in the Neoclassical and the functionalistic styles.
Ernests Blanks (in Braslava, Valmiera County, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire – 31 January 1972 in Palma, Majorca, Spain), publicist, the first to publicly advocate for Latvia's independence in 1917.
Ervīns Muštukovs (born 7 April 1984) is a Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender.
An independence referendum was held in Estonia on 3 March 1991,Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p574 alongside a similar referendum in Latvia the same month.
Estonian Restoration of Independence (juridically defined as the Restoration of the Republic of Estonia) is celebrated on the 20th of August as on that day, in 1991 at 11:02 pm local time, the Estonian Supreme Soviet, in agreement with the Estonian Committee (the executive organ of the Estonian Congress) proclaimed Estonian independence from the Soviet Union.
The Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (Estonian SSR or ESSR; Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik ENSV; Эстонская Советская Социалистическая Республика ЭССР, Estonskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika ESSR), also known as Soviet Estonia or Estonia was an unrecognized republic of the Soviet Union, administered by a subordinate of the Government of the Soviet Union.
Fantadroms is a Latvian children's cartoon by the production company Studio Dauka.
The Flag of the Magadan Oblast depicts alternating waves of blue and red on a red field.
The flag of Riga is one of the official symbols of Riga, along with the coat of arms of Riga.
The flag of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic flag shows a yellow hammer and sickle and outlined star on a red field above rippling water at the bottom, and was adopted by the (former) Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic on January 17, 1953.
The Flags of the Soviet Socialist Republics were all defaced versions of the flag of the Soviet Union, which featured a golden hammer and sickle, (the only exception being the Georgian SSR, which used a red hammer and sickle), and a gold-bordered red star on a red field.
The football tournament at the 1979 Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR was a preparatory competition for the Soviet Union Olympic football team for the upcoming 1980 Summer Olympics.
The football tournament at the 1983 Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR was a preparatory competition for the Soviet Union Olympic football team among the Olympic reserves.
The football tournament at the 1986 Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR was a preparatory competition for the Soviet Union Olympic football team among the Olympic reserves.
The Championship of the Latvian SSR in football was a top competition of association football in the Latvian SSR in 1945-91 soon after annexation of Latvia by the Soviet Union The competition was originally established in 1941, but was never finished due to invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany.
For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK (Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK, abbreviated to TB/LNNK) was a free market national conservative political party in Latvia.
The Forest Brothers (also Brothers of the Forest, Forest Brethren, or Forest Brotherhood; metsavennad, meža brāļi, miško broliai) were Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian partisans who waged a guerrilla war against Soviet rule during the Soviet invasion and occupation of the three Baltic states during, and after, World War II.
Four White Shirts (Elpojiet dzili or Četri balti krekli) is a 1967 film directed by Rolands Kalniņš.
The Freedom Monument (Brīvības piemineklis) is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920).
Fricis Kaņeps (10 August 1916 in Ventspils - 30 November 1981 in Staicele) was a Latvian footballer.
Fricis Rokpelnis (in Grobiņa, Courland, Russian Empire – 15 September 1969 in Jūrmala, Latvian SSR) was a Latvian poet and writer, who is best known for writing the lyrics to the Anthem of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Gustavs Ērenpreis Bicycle Factory (Latvian: Gustavs Ērenpreis velosipēdu fabrika) was a manufacturer of bicycles and bicycle parts in Riga, Latvia.
Gaidis Bērziņš (born 20 October 1970 in Riga) is a Latvian politician, lawyer, and university lecturer in law.
The Ganz DVM-4 is a diesel-electric shunting locomotive developed and manufactured by Ganz-MÁVAG of Hungary in the mid-1950s to meet a requirement issued by the Soviet Railways (SZhD).
Gatis Kalniņš (born 12 August 1981) is a Latvian football striker, currently playing for FK Valmiera in the Latvian Higher League.
Gatis Smukulis (born 15 April 1987) is a Latvian professional road bicycle racer, currently riding for UCI Professional Continental team.
Genādijs Šitiks (18 June 1958 – 20 August 2009) was a Latvian football manager and a former footballer, one of Latvia's best footballers of the 1980s.
Genādijs Soloņicins (born 3 January 1980 in Liepāja) is a retired Latvian football midfielder.
This article details the geographical distribution of Russian speakers.
An independence referendum was held in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic on 31 March 1991.
Gerda Krūmiņa (born November 26, 1984 in Cēsis) is a Latvian biathlete.
Germans Māliņš (born 12 October 1987 in Riga) is a Latvian professional footballer, currently playing for Latvian club Rīgas FS.
Gidon Kremer (Gidons Krēmers; born 27 February 1947) is a Latvian classical violinist, artistic director, and founder of Kremerata Baltica.
Ginta Lapiņa (born June 30, 1989) is a Latvian model based in New York.
Gints Freimanis (born 9 May 1985) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays as a right-back for FK Jelgava and since 2014 is a captain of the team.
Gints Meija (born September 4, 1987 in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Latvian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
In the Russian language the word glasnost (гла́сность) has several general and specific meanings.
Palace of Justice The Government of Latvia is the central government of the Republic of Latvia.
Grīnvalti is a village in the Nīca parish of Liepāja District, Latvia.
The Great Cemetery ('Lielie kapi'; 'Grosser Friedhof') was formerly the principal cemetery of Riga in Latvia, established in 1773.
Grete Wilde (12 May 1904 – ca. 1943) was a German Communist activist who moved to Moscow in the 1930s and fell victim to Stalin's purges.
The Guerrilla war in the Baltic states or the Forest Brothers resistance movement was the armed struggle against Soviet rule that spanned from 1940 to the mid-1950s.
Gunārs Astra (1931–1988) was a Latvian human rights activist and anti-soviet dissident arrested by the Soviet Union in 1961 and sentenced to prison for 15 years.
Gunārs Lūsis (born 1950) is a Latvian artist and graphical designer.
Gunārs Skvorcovs (born 13 January 1990) is a Latvian ice hockey right winger, currently playing for Dinamo Rīga of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Gundars Āboliņš (born 7 January 1960 in Riga) is a Latvian actor.
Gundars Celitāns (born) is a Latvian male volleyball player.
Gundars Vētra (born May 22, 1967) is a Latvian former professional basketball player and a current coach.
Gunta Baško-Melnbārde (born Gunta Baško; April 27, 1980) is a Latvian women's basketball player currently playing for TTT Riga and Latvia women's national basketball team.
Guntars Deičmans (born March 4, 1983) is a Latvian former swimmer, who specialized in individual medley events.
Guntars Silagailis (born 31 August 1984 in Rēzekne, Latvia) is a Latvian professional footballer, currently playing for Rēzeknes BJSS in the Latvian First League.
Guntis Džeriņš (born February 17, 1985) is professional Latvian ice-hockey player, who used to play for MHC Martin of Slovak Extraliga.
Guntis Galviņš (born January 25, 1986) is a Latvian professional ice-hockey defenceman, who currently plays for Dinamo Riga in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Guntis Rēķis (born November 3, 1974) is a Latvian luger who has competed since 1997.
Guntis Ulmanis (born September 13, 1939) is a Latvian politician and was the fifth President of Latvia from 1993 to 1999.
Guntis Valneris (born in Riga) is a Latvian draughts player.
Arstarulsmirus Arsujumfus Tarus(born as Gustavs Butelis, June 19, 1978) better known by his stage name Gustavo is a Latvian rapper and producer.
Gustavs Tūrs (24 May 1890 - 16 March 1973) was a Latvian prelate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia and Archbishop of Riga from 1948 to 1968.
The hammer and sickle (☭) or sickle and hammer (translit) is a communist symbol that was adopted during the Russian Revolution.
Haralds Šlēgelmilhs, known internationally as Harald Schlegelmilch (born December 6, 1987) is a Latvian racing driver.
Haralds Silovs (born 7 April 1986) is a Latvian long track and former short track speed skater, who became the 2008 European champion in short track.
Haralds Vasiļjevs is a Latvian ice hockey coach.
Hazi Aslanov (Hazi Ahad oglu Aslanov, Həzi Aslanov, Ази Асланов; commonly described as Azi Aslanov and A. A. Aslanov,;Aleksander A. Maslov, David M. Glantz, Fallen Soviet Generals: Soviet General Officers Killed in Battle, 1941-1945, Routledge, 1998,, January 22, 1910 – January 24, 1945) was an Azerbaijani major-general of the Soviet armoured troops during World War II.
Helmuts Balderis-Sildedzis (born 31 July 1952) is a retired Latvian soviet ice hockey player.
The history of Latvia began around 9000 BC with the end of the last glacial period in northern Europe.
The History of the Jews in Latvia dates back to the first Jewish colony established in Piltene in 1571.
Jews in the Russian Empire have historically constituted a large religious diaspora; the vast territories of the Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest population of Jews in the world.
In the USSR, the eleven-year period from the death of Joseph Stalin (1953) to the political ouster of Nikita Khrushchev (1964), the national politics were dominated by the Cold War; the ideological U.S.–USSR struggle for the planetary domination of their respective socio–economic systems, and the defense of hegemonic spheres of influence.
The House of the Livonian Noble Corporation (Vidzemes bruņniecības nams) is a historical building in Riga, Latvia, constructed to house the Landtag of the Livonian Noble Corporation in the Governorate of Livonia.
I Remember Everything, Richard (Es visu atceros, Ričard) is a 1966 film produced during Soviet period at the Riga Film Studio.
Igor Zhdanov (Igors Ždanovs; Игорь Николаевич Жданов; July 27, 1920, Cesvaine, Latvia – December 25, 1996, Rīga, Latvia) is a Latvian chess master who won the Latvian Chess Championship in 1943.
Igors Kostins (born November 27, 1981 in Rīga) is a retired amateur Latvian Greco-Roman wrestler, who competed in the men's heavyweight category.
Igors Labuts (born 7 June 1990), is a Latvian footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for the League of Ireland First Division club Athlone Town.
Igors Yanovich Miglinieks (born 4 May 1964 in Jelgava, Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR) is a retired Soviet and Latvian professional basketball player and coach.
Igors Pimenovs (born 1953) is a Latvian politician.
Igors Savčenkovs (born 3 November 1982 in Ventspils) is a Latvian professional football defender, currently playing for FK Jelgava in the Latvian Higher League.
Igors Sļesarčuks (born 31 March 1976) is a retired Latvian-Russian footballer.
Igors Vladimirovich Stepanovs (born 15 August 1966 in Latvian SSR) is a former Latvian football midfielder.
Igors Tarasovs (born 16 October 1988 in Riga) is a Latvian footballer, who is currently playing for Śląsk Wrocław.
Illegal emigration refers to a person moving across national borders in a way that violates emigration laws.
Ilmārs Bricis (born 9 July 1970) is a Latvian biathlete, who has participated in six Winter Olympics from 1992 to 2010.
Ilmārs Rimšēvičs (born 30 April 1965) is a Latvian economist who has served as the governor of the central Bank of Latvia since 2001.
Ilmārs Verpakovskis (born 15 October 1958) is a Latvian former footballer who played as a midfielder.
The Ilyushin Il-2 (Cyrillic: Илью́шин Ил-2) Shturmovik (Cyrillic: Штурмови́к, Shturmovík) was a ground-attack aircraft produced by the Soviet Union in large numbers during the Second World War.
Ilze Jaunalksne (born November 19, 1976 in Jūrmala) is a Latvian journalist and was an anchor for the current affairs program De Facto. In March 2006 on De Facto, she broke the story of Latvian national political leaders from various different parties buying votes.
Ilze Viņķele (born 27 November 1971 in Rēzekne) is a Latvian politician, former Minister for Welfare of Latvia.
Imants Bleidelis (born 16 August 1975) is a Latvian former football midfielder.
Imants Bluzmanis (born 7 May 1987 in Jūrmala, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian pianist.
Imants Bodnieks (born 20 May 1941) is a retired Latvian track cyclist.
Imants Kalniņš (born 26 May 1941 in Riga, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian composer, musician and politician.
Imants Ziedonis (3 May 1933 – 27 February 2013) was a Latvian poet and writer who first rose to fame during the Soviet era in Latvia.
Articles related to the former nation known as the Soviet Union include.
Indulis Bekmanis (born 21 February 1989) is a Latvian professional road cyclist who last rode for.
Indulis Emsis (born 2 January 1952 in Salacgriva, Limbaži District) is a Latvian biologist and politician.
Inese Laizāne (born 15 August 1971 in Balvi) is a Latvian actress and politician.
Inese Vaidere (born 3 September 1952) is a Latvian politician and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
Ineta Radēviča (born 13 July 1981 in Krāslava, Soviet Union) is a retired Latvian athlete, competing in the long jump and triple jump.
Inga Alsiņa (born 18 September 1979) is a Latvian actress.
Inga Žolude (born August 9, 1984) is a Latvian writer and translator.
Inga Dauškāne (born 12 April 1980) is a Latvian cross-country skier.
Ingūna Butāne (born February 24, 1986), sometimes simply known as Inguna, is a Latvian model.
Ingmārs Līdaka (Vecumnieki, 13 August 1966) is a Latvian zoologist and politician who has represented the Union of Greens and Farmers in the Saeima, the Latvian national parliament.
Ingrīda Circene (born 6 December 1956 in Rīga) is a Latvian politician, who served as the Minister for Health of Latvia.
Inguna Sudraba (born 21 November 1964) is a Latvian politician.
INS Vela (S40) was the lead ship of four diesel-electric Vela-class submarines of the Indian Navy.
Intars Dambis (born 3 September 1983) is a Latvian bobsledder who has competed since 2002.
Interfront was a pro-communist political movement that aimed to preserve the Soviet Union as a unified Marxist–Leninist state and strongly opposed the pro-independence movements in the republics.
The International Front of the Working People of the Latvian SSR or Interfront was a pro-Soviet socialist organization in the Latvian SSR, which during the years 1989–1991, supported Latvia remaining part of the USSR.
The International Young Physicists’ Tournament, IYPT, is one of the World's foremost.
Ints Dālderis (born 10 February 1971, Jūrmala, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian clarinetist and politician of initially the People's Party, later the New Era Party.
Vai viegli būt jaunam? (Легко ли быть молодым?; "Is It Easy to Be Young?") is a Soviet-era Latvian documentary film directed by Juris Podnieks.
Ivan Pavlovich Aboimov (Иван Павлович Абоимов) (born 6 November 1936, Liepāja) is a retired career Russian diplomat and ambassador.
Ivan Khristoforovich Bagramyan (Հովհաննես Քրիստափորի Բաղրամյան; Ива́н Христофо́рович Баграмя́н), also known as Hovhannes Khachaturi Baghramyan (Հովհաննես Խաչատուրի (alternatively, Քրիստափորի, Kristapori) Բաղրամյան; Оване́с Хачату́рович Баграмя́н) (– 21 September 1982), was a Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union of Armenian origin.
Ivan Pavlovich Neumyvakin (Иван Павлович Неумывакин; June 24 or Jule 7 according to another source, 1928, near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – April 22, 2018https://www.5-tv.ru/news/198781/ // Petersburg – Channel 5 (in Russian), Moscow, Russia) was a Russian physician, Doctor of Medical Sciences,http://epizodsspace.airbase.ru/bibl/ogonek/1984/40/40-zudov.html // Ogoniok № 40, 1984, p. 27 (in Russian).
Ivande Kaija was the pen name of Antonija Lūkina (née Antonija Meldere-Millere 1876–1942), Latvian writer and feminist, who fought for the independence of Latvia.
Ivans Vasilevits Bugajenkovs (born 18 February 1938 in Kumylzhensky District, Volgograd Oblast) is a Latvian former volleyball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1964 Summer Olympics and in the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Ivans Lukjanovs (born 24 January 1987) is a Latvian football midfielder who currently plays for Riga FC and Latvia national football team.
Ivars Kalniņš (born 1 August 1948) is a Latvian film and television actor.
Ivars Kalviņš (born 2 June 1947) is a Latvian chemist who invented the drug meldonium, trade-named Mildronat.
Ivars Zariņš (born 1969) is a Latvian politician.
Jaak Lipso (born April 18, 1940) is a retired Estonian professional basketball player, who competed for the Soviet Union.
Janīna Kursīte-Pakule (born 2 March 1952 in Arendole) is a Latvian literary scholar, linguist, writer, publicist, and politician.
The following events occurred in January 1948.
Jaunmokas Manor (Jaunmoku muižas pils; Schloss Neu-Mocken) is a manor house in the historical region of Zemgale, in Latvia.
Jaunpils Castle (Schloß Neuenburg) is a castle in the historical region of Zemgale, in Latvia.
Jānis Andersons (born October 7, 1986) is a Latvian ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for HK Dukla Trenčín of Slovak Extraliga.
Jānis Ādamsons (born 1956) is a Latvian politician.
Jānis Balodis (20 February 1881 – 8 August 1965) was an army general, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Latvia (1919–1921), Minister of War (1931–1940) and politician who was one of the principal figures during the Latvian War of Independence and the dictatorship of Kārlis Ulmanis, when he officially was the number two of the regime as the Minister of War, Deputy Prime Minister and Vice President.
Jānis Blūms (born April 20, 1982) is a Latvian professional basketball player for Tecnyconta Zaragoza of the Spanish Liga ACB.
Jānis Bordāns (born 21 June 1967 in Balvi) is a Latvian politician and lawyer, former Minister of Justice of the Republic of Latvia.
Jānis Endzelīns (22 February 1873 – 1 July 1961) was a Latvian linguist.
Jānis Francis (July 3, 1877 – October 24, 1956) was a general of the Latvian Army, recipient of the Order of Lāčplēsis, the 3rd class.
Jānis Ivanovs (9 October 1906 in Babri, Preiļi – 27 March 1983 in Riga) was a Latvian and Soviet classical music composer.
Jānis Jurkāns (born 31 August 1946 in Riga, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian politician, one of the leaders of the Latvian Popular Front, who served as foreign minister (1990–1992).
Jānis Krūmiņš (30 January 1930 – 20 November 1994) was a Soviet-Latvian professional basketball player.
Jānis Matulis (21 February 1911 - 19 August 1985) was a Latvian prelate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia and Archbishop of Riga from 1969 to 1985.
Jānis Medenis (May 31, 1903 – May 10, 1961) was a Latvian poet and writer.
Jānis Porziņģis (born 13 July 1982) is a Latvian former professional basketball player.
Jānis Rinkus (born 12 April 1977) is a football midfielder from Latvia.
Janis Skroderis (born August 14, 1983) is a former Latvian professional tennis player, who played mainly on the ITF Futures tournaments.
Jānis Straume (born 27 August 1962 in Sigulda, Latvian SSR) is a former Latvian politician for For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK (TB/LNNK).
Jānis Straupe (born March 6, 1989) is a Latvian ice hockey player who currently plays for HK Kurbads of Latvian Hockey League.
Jānis Strēlnieks (born September 1, 1989) is a Latvian professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League and EuroLeague.
Janis Strenga (born 5 February 1986) is a Latvian bobsledder, brakeman who has competed since 2008.
Jānis Sudrabkalns (May 17, 1894 – September 4, 1975), born Arvīds Peine, was a Latvian poet and writer.
Jānis Tilbergs, also known as Tillbergs or Tilberg (Jānis Roberts Tilbergs, Янис Тилберг, Yanis Tilberg); (– 7 November 1972) was a Latvian artist, painter and sculptor.
Jānis Tutins (born 1966) is a Latvian politician.
Jānis Urbanovičs is a Latvian politician and a member of the Saeima since 1994.
Jānis Vilsons (born January 10, 1944 in Beja, Alūksne Municipality) is a former Latvian handball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Jānis Vinters (born 19 December 1971) is a Latvian rally racing motorcycle rider and farmer.
Jānis Vucāns (born 9 February 1956) is a Latvian politician and mathematician.
Jēkabpils (Jakobstadt; Jakubów) is a city in southeastern Latvia roughly halfway between Riga and Daugavpils and spanning the Daugava River.
Jūlija Stepaņenko (born 1977) is a Latvian politician.
Jūlijs Vanags (born, Ungurmuiža parish, Russian Empire – died 12 October 1986, Riga, Latvian SSR) was a Latvian writer and translator, a co-author of the text of the Anthem of Latvian SSR.
Jelgava (Mitau; see also other names) is a city in central Latvia about southwest of Riga with about 63,000 inhabitants.
Jevgēņijs Kosmačovs (born 18 February 1988 in Tukums) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays for SV Victoria Seelow in the German NOFV-Oberliga.
Jevgēņijs Saproņenko (also known as Evgeni Sapronenko, born 11 November 1978) is a Latvian gymnast.
Jevgeņijs Miļevskis (born 15 August 1961) is a former Latvian football striker of Jewish origin, together with Aleksandrs Starkovs he was the main goal scoring force of FK Daugava Rīga.
The Museum “Jews in Latvia” (Muzejs "Ebreji Latvijā") is located in Riga, Latvia.
Julijans Vaivods (18 August 1895 in Vārkava, Latgale, Vitebsk Governorate – 24 May 1990 in Riga, Soviet Union) was the Apostolic Administrator of Riga and of Liepāja from 10 November 1964 to his death, and Cardinal Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati from 1983 to his death.
The following events occurred in July 1940.
Jurijs Andrejevs (born 16 January 1957 in Riga, Latvia, USSR) is a former footballer who is currently the sporting director of Liepājas Metalurgs.
Jurijs Rubenis (April 15, 1925 – March 14, 2004) was a Latvian communist politician.
Juris Štāls (born April 8, 1982) is a Latvian ice-hockey player.
Juris Cibuļs (Jurs Cybuļs, born 6 December 1951 Rekova) is a Latvian publicist, humanist, linguist and translator.
Juris Laizāns (born 6 January 1979 in Riga) is a Latvian former football midfielder, currently working as a scout for FC Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League.
Juris Lauciņš (Юрис Лауциньш; 25 May 1957 – 25 December 2013) was a Latvian-Russian actor, whose career spanned over 45 years.
Juris Razgulajevs, sometimes spelled Yuri Razguliaiev, (born March 20, 1973) is a Canadian ice dancing coach and former competitor who represented the Soviet Union, Latvia, Uzbekistan, and Japan.
Juris Rubenis (December 20, 1961) is a Latvian Lutheran pastor.
Juris Silovs (Силов, Юрий Викентьевич; born 30 August 1950 in Krāslava) is a retired Latvian athlete who competed for Soviet Union from 1970 til 1978, mainly in the 100 metres.
Juris Upītis (born June 16, 1991) is a Latvian ice hockey player, who last played for the Edinburgh Capitals of the EIHL.
Juzefs Petkēvičs (Jusefs Petkevich, Josef Petkevitch, Józef Pietkiewicz) (born 19 December 1940, Riga) a Latvian chess Grandmaster.
Kandava (Kandau; Kāndav) is a town in Latvia.
Karina Pētersone (born 19 September 1954 in Riga, Latvia) is a Latvian politician.
Kaspars Astašenko (17 February 1975 – 20 November 2012) was a Latvian professional ice hockey player.
Kaspars Bērziņš (born August 25, 1985) is a Latvian professional basketball player for VEF Rīga of the VTB United League.
Kaspars Dumbris (born February 25, 1985 in Cēsis) is a retired Latvian biathlete.
Kaspars Roga (born 19 July 1974 in Jelgava, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Latvian-Soviet rock musician and one of the four members of the pop rock band Brainstorm which came third at the Eurovision Song Contest 2000, with the song "My Star".
Kaspars Saulietis (born June 12, 1987) is a Latvian ice hockey right winger, currently playing for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Kaunas (also see other names) is the second-largest city in Lithuania and the historical centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life.
Kārlis Lejnieks (born March 16, 1988) is a retired Latvian tennis player, who now pursues an interest in coaching.
Kārlis Muižnieks (born March 17, 1964 in Riga, Latvia) is a former basketball player and currently is the head coach of BK Ventspils.
Kārlis Prauls (May 2, 1895 – January 30, 1941) was a Latvian general, and from 1930 to 1940 a commander in the Aizsargi home guard.
Kārlis Skrastiņš (July 9, 1974 – September 7, 2011) was a Latvian professional ice hockey player.
Kārlis Augusts Vilhelms Ulmanis (September 4, 1877 in Bērze, Bērze Parish, Courland Governorate, Russian Empire – September 20, 1942 in Krasnovodsk prison, Soviet Union, now Türkmenbaşy, Turkmenistan) was one of the most prominent Latvian politicians of pre-World War II Latvia during the interwar period of independence from November 1918 to June 1940.
Kārlis Zirnis (born 2 November 1977) is a Latvian retired ice hockey player and current head coach of the North American Hockey League's Shreveport Mudbugs.
Klāvs Elsbergs (January 3, 1959 – February 5, 1987) was a Latvian poet and translator.
Koba Jass (born May 1, 1990) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward, who plays for HC Bílí Tygři Liberec in Czech Extraliga.
Kokle (kūkle; plural: kokles) is a Latvian plucked string instrument (chordophone) belonging to the Baltic box zither family known as the Baltic psaltery along with Lithuanian kanklės, Estonian kannel, Finnish kantele, and Russian gusli.
The All-Union Leninist Young Communist League (Всесою́зный ле́нинский коммунисти́ческий сою́з молодёжи (ВЛКСМ)), usually known as Komsomol (Комсомо́л, a syllabic abbreviation of the Russian kommunisticheskiy soyuz molodyozhi), was a political youth organization in the Soviet Union.
The Komsomol direction (Комсомольская путёвка) or Komsomol travel ticket was a document of mobilization in the Soviet Union issued by a Komsomol committee to a Komsomol member which directed the member for temporary or permanent shock construction projects (udarnyie stroiki) or military service.
Konrāds Ubāns (December 31, 1893 – August 30, 1981) was a Latvian painter from Riga.
Konstantīns Konstantinovs (Константи́н Константи́нов, born 1978) is a Russian powerlifter.
Krišjānis Tūtāns (born 13 April 1983, in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a windsurfing celebrity from Latvia, who entered the sport at the age of 13.
Krišjānis Zeļģis (born 22 July 1985) is a Latvian poet and brewer.
Kristaps Blanks (born 30 June 1986) is a Latvian football striker, currently playing for the Latvian First League club FC Caramba/Dinamo.
Kristaps Grebis (born 13 December 1980 in Liepāja) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for FK Liepāja in the Latvian Higher League.
Kristaps Janičenoks (born March 14, 1983) is a Latvian professional basketball player who currently plays for VEF Rīga.
Kristaps Lībietis (born in Alūksne on) is a retired Latvian biathlete.
Kristīne Djadenko is a beauty queen who represented Latvia in Miss World 2007 in China, and Miss International 2008 in Macau, China.
Krokodil (a, crocodile) was a satirical magazine published in the Soviet Union.
Ksenia Solo (born 8 October 1987) is a Latvian-Canadian actress, known for portraying Mackenzie "Kenzi" Malikov on Lost Girl.
Kurds in Russia form a historically significant part of the Kurdish diaspora, with close ties to the Kurdish communities in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Kurts Heinrihs Fridrihsons (German: Kurt Heinrich Friedrichsohn) was a Latvian painter, illustrator and Anti-Soviet dissident of Baltic German origin.
Kurzemes Vārds (from "The Word of Kurzeme") is a Latvian regional newspaper published in Liepāja, Latvia.
Laima is the largest producer of confectionery in Latvia.
Laima Muktupāvela Kota (born 20 January 1962 in Rēzekne) is a Latvian author.
Laimdota Straujuma (born 24 February 1951) is a Latvian economist who was the Prime Minister of Latvia from January 2014 to February 2016.
Catherine Joy Perry (born March 24, 1985) is an American professional wrestler, actress, dancer, model, professional wrestling manager and singer.
Articles 4 and 114 of the Constitution of Latvia form the foundation for language policy in Latvia, declaring Latvian to be the official state language and affirming the rights of ethnic minorities to preserve and develop their languages.
Institute "Latgyprogorstoy" (Институт "Латгипрогорстрой") - was a main institute of designing apartment houses in Latvian SSR.
Latvia (or; Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
Latvia is a country in Europe.
The Latvian national basketball team (Latvijas basketbola izlase) had a remarkable success during the inter-war period, being the smallest in population nation to win the EuroBasket.
Latvia–Russia border is the state border between Republic of Latvia (EU member) and the Russian Federation (CIS member).
Latvia–Russia relations (Krievijas—Latvijas attiecības or Latvijas—Krievijas attiecības, Российско-латвийские отношения or Латвийско-российские отношения) is the bilateral foreign relations between Latvia and Russia.
The Academy of Sciences (Zinātņu akadēmija) is the official science academy of Latvia and is an association of the country's foremost scientists.
The Latvian diaspora refers to Latvians and people of Latvian descent residing outside Latvia.
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum (Latvijas Etnogrāfiskais brīvdabas muzejs) is an open-air museum located just outside Riga, the capital of Latvia, on the lightly wooded shores of Juglas Lake.
The Centre party Latvian Farmers' Union (Centriskā partija Latvijas Zemnieku savienība, LZS) is a centrist and agrarian political party in Latvia.
An independence referendum was held in Latvia on 3 March 1991,Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1122 alongside a similar referendum in the Republic of Estonia.
Latvian (latviešu valoda) is a Baltic language spoken in the Baltic region.
Latvian orthography, historically, has used a system based upon German phonetic principles and the Latgalian dialect was written using Polish orthographic principles.
Parliamentary elections were held in Latvia on 14 and 15 July 1940, alongside simultaneous similarly undemocratic and anticonstitutional elections in Estonia and Lithuania, following the Soviet occupation of the three countries.
Latvian national partisans were the Latvian national partisans who waged guerrilla warfare against Soviet rule during and after Second World War.
Latvian Republic may refer to.
The Latvian Socialist Soviet Republic (Latvijas Sociālistiskā Padomju Republika, LSPR) was a short-lived socialist republic formed during the Latvian War of Independence.
The Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic (Latvian SSR; Latvijas Padomju Sociālistiskā Republika; Латвийская Советская Социалистическая Республика, Latviyskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika), also known as Soviet Latvia or Latvia, was a republic of the Soviet Union.
Parliamentary elections were held in the Latvian SSR on 18 March 1990.
The Latvian War Museum (Latvijas Kara muzejs) is a military museum in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Latvians in Russia are a small ethnic minority scattered across various regions of Russia.
Latvijas Krājbanka is a Latvian bank listed on the Riga OMX exchange.
Lauris Dārziņš (born January 28, 1985) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with Dinamo Riga in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Līga Glāzere (born December 20, 1986 in Cēsis) is a Latvian biathlete.
Līga Liepiņa (born August 1, 1946) is a Latvian actress.
Līga Purmale (born 4 October 1948 in Dundaga, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian painter.
Līvi was a Latvian hard rock and heavy metal band that was influential in the formation of Latvian rock culture.
Lūžņa (Livonian: Lūžkilā) is a populated place in Tārgale parish, Ventspils municipality, Latvia, one of the twelve Livonian villages on the Livonian coast.
Lūcija Garūta (born 14 May 1902, Riga, Russian Empire – died 15 February 1977, Riga, Latvian SSR) was a Latvian pianist, poet and composer.
Leonīds Breikšs was a noted 1930s Latvian poet, journalist and patriot.
Leons Briedis (born December 16, 1949 in Madona District, Soviet Union) is a Latvian poet, a novelist, an essayist, a literary critic and publisher, translator of prose and poetry from Latin, Russian, English, Romance languages (Romanian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Rhaeto-Romanic), Swahili (of Bantu peoples), Albanian and other languages.
Lev Nikolayevich Korchebokov (Лев Николаевич Корчебоков; 26 February 1907 in Tsarskoye Selo – 16 September 1971 in Riga) was a Soviet Russian football player and manager.
Levon Ambartsumian (Лево́н Амбарцумя́н; Լևոն Համբարձումյան; born 1955) is an Armenian classical violinist and conductor.
Homosexuality in Latvia was decriminalised in 1992.
Lidija Liepiņa (Лидия Карловна Лепинь; 4 April 1891 – 4 September 1985) was a Latvian chemist, and one of the first women to receive a doctorate in chemistry in Russia.
Lielvārde (Lennewarden), population 6328, is a town in Vidzeme, Latvia, the administrative centre of Lielvārde municipality on the right bank of the Daugava river, 52 km southeast of Riga.
Liene Jansone (born 22 May 1981 in Riga) is a Latvian women's basketball player who has most recently played for the Tarsus Belediyesi of the Turkish Women's Basketball League and is member of the Latvian national team.
Lilija Dinere (Lilija Dinere, 1955, Riga) is a Latvian painter and book illustrator.
A Limousine The Colour Of Midsummer's Eve (Latvian: Limuzīns Jāņu nakts krāsā) is a 1981 Latvian TV-film, a comedy directed by Jānis Streičs.
Linda Abu Meri (née Linda Mūrniece; born 28 January 1970 in Dobele) is a Latvian politician and journalist.
Linda Savļaka (born 1 January 1984) is a Latvian biathlete.
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Latvia is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in Latvia, and head of the UK's diplomatic mission in Riga.
The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic was the second-highest official in the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was in turn a part of the Soviet Union.
The Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic was the highest official in the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was in turn a part of the Soviet Union.
The following is a list of notable performers of rock and roll music or rock music, and others directly associated with the music as producers, songwriters or in other closely related roles, who have died.
The following is a list of flags of Latvia.
This is a list of foreign ministers in 1990.
This is a list of foreign ministers in 1990.
These lists of historical unrecognized or partially recognized states or governments give an overview of extinct geopolitical entities that wished to be recognized as sovereign states, but did not enjoy worldwide diplomatic recognition.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) intangible cultural heritage elements are components of a country's cultural heritage that are equally as important as physical cultural elements, like World Heritage Sites.
The Baltic sovereign nation of Latvia has been occupied by military forces from other nations from time to time.
In basketball, an assist is a pass to a teammate that directly leads to a score by field goal.
This is a list of National Hockey League statistical leaders by country of birth, sorted by total points.
This is a list of notable people who have been killed in traffic collisions.
The list of shipwrecks in 1950 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1950.
This is a list of sovereign states in the 1950s, giving an overview of states around the world during the period between 1 January 1950 and 31 December 1959.
This is a list of sovereign states in the 1960s, giving an overview of states around the world during the period between 1 January 1960 and 31 December 1969.
This is a list of sovereign states in the 1970s, giving an overview of states around the world during the period between 1 January 1970 and 31 December 1979.
This is a list of sovereign states in the 1980s, giving an overview of states around the world during the period between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989.
This is a list of sovereign states in the 1990s, giving an overview of states around the world during the period between 1 January 1990 and 31 December 1999.
This is a list of counties of the Russian Empire ---- ∑ 670 items.
During World War II a number of countries were conquered and controlled.
Lithuania (Lietuva), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe.
The Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (Lithuanian SSR; Lietuvos Tarybų Socialistinė Respublika; Литовская Советская Социалистическая Республика, Litovskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika), one of the USSR republics that existed in 1940–1941 and 1944–1990, was formed on the basis of the Soviet occupation rule.
Livonian (Livonian: līvõ kēļ or rāndakēļ) is a Finnic language.
The Livonians, or Livs (Livonian: līvlizt), are a Finnic ethnic group indigenous to northern Latvia and southwestern Estonia.
Lolita Čigāne (born: August 18, 1973) is a Latvian politician.
LSSR may refer to.
Madara Palameika (born 18 June 1987) is a Latvian track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw.
A majority–minority or minority–majority area is a term used in the United States to refer to a jurisdiction in which one or more racial and/or ethnic minorities (relative to the whole country's population) make up a majority of the local population.
Maksims Širokovs (born December 13, 1982) is a Latvian professional ice hockey player, who plays defence.
Maksims Rafaļskis (born 14 May 1984 in Riga) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for FK Jelgava in the Latvian Higher League.
Maksims Uvarenko (born 17 January 1987 in Ventspils) is a Latvian football goalkeeper who currently plays for Ventspils.
The following events occurred in March 1947.
Mareks Segliņš (born 4 July 1970 in Aizpute, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian politician of People's Party and a lawyer.
Margarita "Rita" Kalmikova (born September 7, 1980) is a Latvian former swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.
Marjana Ivanova-Jevsejeva (born 1982) is a Latvian politician.
Marshrutka (Russian: маршру́тка), from marshrutne taksi routed taxicab, is a form of public transportation such as a share taxi for the countries of CIS, the Baltic states, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Armenia, and Georgia.
Marysville is a city in and the county seat of Union County, Ohio, United States approximately 27 mi (44 km) NW of Columbus.
Matīss Burģis (born 31 August 1989) is a Latvian table tennis player.
Mārcis Auziņš (born January 11, 1956) is a Latvian physicist.
Māris Gailis (born 9 July 1951 in Riga) is a Latvian businessman and former politician.
Māris Grīnblats (born 5 January 1955 in Kuldīga, Soviet Union) is a Latvian politician for For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK (TB/LNNK).
Māris Jučers (born June 18, 1987) is a Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for Podhale Nowy Targ of the Polska Hokej Liga.
Māris Kučinskis (born 28 November 1961) is a Latvian politician and the current Prime Minister of Latvia.
Māris Mihelsons (born 3 August 1975) is a Latvian rock musician, best known for being the keyboardist, also plays other instruments including synthesizer and well as accordion and a founding member of the pop rock Brainstorm.
Māris Riekstiņš (born 8 April 1963 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a Latvian politician and diplomat and a former Foreign Minister of Latvia (November 2007 – April 2010).
Māris Smirnovs (born 2 June 1976 in Daugavpils) is a former Latvian football defender, currently the assistant manager of FK Ventspils, playing in the Latvian Higher League.
Māris Verpakovskis (born 15 October 1979 in Liepāja), is a Latvian footballer who currently plays for FK Karosta.
Māris Ziediņš (born 3 July 1978 in Talsi, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Latvian ice hockey forward currently playing for the Peterborough Phantoms of the English Premier Ice Hockey League.
Mārtiņš Grundmanis (18 November 1913 – 30 November 1944) was a Latvian basketball player.
Mārtiņš Karsums (born February 26, 1986) is a Latvian professional ice hockey player currently playing as a right winger for Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Mārtiņš Nukša (29 September 1878 – 17 May 1942) was a Latvian diplomat and architect.
Mārtiņš Peniķis (1874–1964) was a Latvian general and commander in chief of Latvian Army from 1928 to 1934.
Mārtiņš Porejs (born July 6, 1991 in Riga) is a Latvian ice hockey player, currently playing for Dinamo Riga of Kontinental Hockey League.
Mārtiņš Raitums (born 14 April 1985) is a Latvian ice hockey goaltender who participated at the 2010 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Latvia men's national ice hockey team.
Mārtiņš Roze (28 September 1964 – 8 September 2012) was a Latvian politician.
Mihails Vasiļonoks is retired Latvian ice-hockey player who played as goalie for Dinamo Riga.
Mihails Ziziļevs (born 27 December 1973) is a Latvian football midfielder who currently plays for FK Klaipėdos Granitas in the Lithuanian A Lyga.
Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov (p; Mihails Barišņikovs; born January 27, 1948), nicknamed "Misha" (Russian diminutive of the name "Mikhail"), is a Latvian and American dancer, choreographer, and actor.
Mikhail "Misha" Arkadyevich Shifman (Михаи́л Арка́дьевич Ши́фман; born 4 April 1949) is a theoretical physicist (high energy physics), formerly at Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Ida Cohen Fine Professor of Theoretical Physics, William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota.
Miks Lipsbergs (born June 9, 1991) is a Latvian ice hockey forward, currently playing for Dinamo Riga of Kontinental Hockey League.
After the occupation of Latvia by the USSR in June 1940, much of the previous Latvian army was disbanded and many of its soldiers and officers were arrested and imprisoned or executed.
During World War II, the Soviet Union occupied and annexed several countries effectively handed over by Nazi Germany in the secret protocol Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of 1939.
Milzkalne is a village in Latvian Smārde parish administrative unit of the Engure municipality.
Mirdza Ķempe (later Naikovska) (Liepāja – 12 April 1974, Riga) was a noted Latvian poet, translator and tutor.
Mischa Maisky (Miša Maiskis, מישה מייסקי; born January 10, 1948 in Riga, Soviet Union (now Latvia)) is a Soviet-born Israeli cellist.
Mikhail "Misha" Cirkunov (Михаил Циркунов, Mihails Cirkunovs; born February 27, 1987) is a Latvian-Canadian professional mixed martial artist of Russian heritage, who competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Mykhaylo Renzhyn (born October 15, 1978) is an Israeli Alpine skier.
Natalia Vasiliyevna Laschenova (Наталья Васильевна Лащенова) (born September 16, 1973 in Jelgava, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a retired Soviet gymnast.
Natalia Mikhailovna Schneiderman (Natālija Mihailovna Šneidersmane), (Наталия Михайловна Шнайдерман), known in the English-speaking world as Natasha Shneider (Наташа Шнайдер; May 22, 1956 – July 2, 2008) was a Latvian musician and actress.
The National Library of Latvia also known as Gaismas Pils (Castle of Light) is a national cultural institution under the supervision of the Latvian Ministry of Culture.
Symbols of Latvia are items or symbols that have symbolic meaning to, or represent, Latvia.
Nauris Bulvītis (born 15 March 1987) is a Latvian footballer who plays as a defender for FK Ventspils.
Nelson Stepanyan (Նելսոն Գևորգի Ստեփանյան, Нельсон Георгиевич Степанян, Nelson Gevorkovich Stepanyan; – 14 December 1944) was a Soviet Armenian Il-2 ground-attack aircraft pilot during the Second World War in the Red Air Force.
Nikolajs Kozačuks (born 7 August 1985 in Ventspils) is a Latvian football midfielder, currently playing for the Polish club Górnik Łęczna.
Normunds Sējējs (born February 16, 1968 in Riga) is a former Latvian ice hockey defenceman and coach.
NSRD or Nebijušu Sajūtu Restaurēšanas Darbnīca (Latvian for "Workshop for the Restoration of Unfelt Feelings") was a Latvian musical group who also greatly influenced multimedia art in their country.
Oļegs Pyotrovich Antropovs (born 5 November 1947) is a Latvian former volleyball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Oļegs Šļahovs or Oleg Shliakhov (born 8 September 1973 in Riga, Latvia) is a Latvian pair skater.
Oļegs Karavajevs (born 13 February 1961) is a former Latvian international football goalkeeper.
Oļegs Laizāns (born 28 March 1987) is a Latvian football midfielder, currently playing for Riga FC and the Latvia national football team.
Oļegs Maļuhins (рус.Олег Малюхин,born 6 May 1969) is a former Latvian biathlete.
Oļegs Malašenoks (born 27 April 1986 in Riga) is a Latvian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for AFA Olaine.
Oļegs Timofejevs (born 28 November 1988) is a Latvian football defender, who last played Riga FC in the Latvian Higher League.
The occupation of the Baltic states involved the military occupation of the three Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—by the Soviet Union under the auspices of the 1939 Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in June 1940 followed by their incorporation into the USSR as constituent republics in August 1940 - most Western powers never recognised this incorporation.
Occupation of the Latvian Republic Day (Latvijas Republikas okupācijas diena) is an official day of remembrance in Latvia and is observed on June 17.
The following events occurred in October 1960.
The following events occurred in October 1975.
ODO (Russian: ОДО) was a sports club in Riga, then Latvian SSR, with teams in bandy and ice hockey.
Ojārs Vācietis (born November 13, 1933 - November 28, 1983) was a Latvian writer and poet.
JSC Olainfarm is the leading manufacturer in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector of the Baltic States.
Oleg Germanovich Artemyev (Олег Германович Артемьев; born December 28, 1970) is a Russian Cosmonaut for the Russian Federal Space Agency.
Oleg Valentinovich Belozyorov (Russian: Олег Валентинович Белозёров; born in 26 September 1969), is a Latvian-born Russian politician and manager.
Oleg Moiseyevich Kagan (Russian: Оле́г Моисе́евич Кага́н; 22 November 1946 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russian SFSR – 15 July 1990, Munich, West Germany) was a Soviet violinist, known for his chamber collaborations with such musicians as pianist Sviatoslav Richter and cellist Natalia Gutman, his wife.
Olesya Zamula (born February 17, 1984 in Riga, Latvian SSR) is an amateur Azerbaijani wrestler, who competed in the women's middleweight category.
OMON (ОМОН — Отряд Мобильный Особого Назначения, previously Отряд Милиции Особого Назначения, Otryad Militsii Osobogo Naznacheniya, Special Purpose Police Unit) is a system of special police units of Federal Police within the National Guard of Russia, and previously Soviet and Russian Ministries of Internal Affairs.
A one-party state, single-party state, one-party system, or single-party system is a type of state in which one political party has the right to form the government, usually based on the existing constitution.
Operation North (Операция "Север") was the code name assigned by the USSR Ministry of State Security to massive deportation of Jehovah's Witnesses and their families to Siberia in the Soviet Union on 1–2 April 1951.
The Order of Viesturs is a Latvian state order founded in 1938, which fell into abeyance during the years of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, but was reestablished in 2004 in the Republic of Latvia.
The Origins of the Cold War involved the breakdown of relations between the Soviet Union versus the United States, Great Britain and their allies in the years 1945–1949.
Oskars Bārtulis (born January 21, 1987) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Oskars Cibuļskis (born April 9, 1988) is a Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with Dinamo Riga in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Oskars Kastēns (born July 19, 1971) is a Latvian journalist and a politician.
Oskars Kļava (born 8 August 1983 in Liepāja) is a retired Latvian football defender.
Oskars Melbārdis (born 16 February 1988) is Latvian triple Olympic medalist (including one gold) in Bobsleigh who has competed since 2006.
Oskars Muižnieks (born 9 December 1989) is a Latvian biathlete.
Otomārs Oškalns (12 April 1904 — 1 September 1947) was a prominent Latvian communist and partisan fighter.
Otto Lancelle (27 March 1885 – 3 July 1941) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, highest military awards of German Empire and Nazi Germany, respectively.
The Outline of the Post-War New World Map was a map completed before the attack on Pearl Harbor and self-published on February 25, 1942 by Maurice Gomberg of Philadelphia, United States.
Ozolnieki Municipality (Ozolnieku novads) is a municipality in Zemgale, Latvia.
Palkinsky District (Па́лкинский райо́н) is an administrativeLaw #833-oz and municipalLaw #420-oz district (raion), one of the twenty-four in Pskov Oblast, Russia.
The Paramonovo bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track is a bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton located in Paramonovo, Russia, outside of Moscow.
Pauls Stradiņš (17 January 1896 – 14 August 1958) was a Latvian professor, physician, and surgeon who founded the Museum of the History of Medicine in Riga.
Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital (Paula Stradiņa Klīniskā universitātes slimnīca) is an outpatient and hospital health care service provider in Riga, Latvia.
Pāvels Davidovs (born 30 December 1980) is a Latvian football goalkeeper, currently playing for BFC Daugavpils.
Pāvels Doroševs (born 9 October 1980) is a Latvian football goalkeeper, currently playing for the Azerbaijan Premier League club Neftchi Baku.
Pāvels Koļcovs (born 1 September 1982) is a Latvian football defender, currently playing for BFC Daugava in the Latvian First League.
Pāvels Mihadjuks (born 27 May 1980) is a Latvian professional association footballer, who currently plays for Spartaks Jūrmala in the Latvian Higher League.
Pāvels Murāns (born June 19, 1985) is a Latvian former swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.
Pavels Seļivanovs (Павел Александрович Селиванов, born July 23, 1952) is a Latvian former volleyball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1976 Summer Olympics and in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Pāvels Surņins (born 4 August 1985 in Liepāja, Latvia) is a Latvian former professional football midfielder, who spent all his career with FK Liepājas Metalurgs in the Latvian Higher League.
Pāvilosta (Paulshafen) is a small port town in Latvia located at the mouth of Saka river in Courland.
Pēteris Juraševskis (23 March 1872, Sesava parish – 10 January 1945) held the office of Prime Minister of Latvia from 24 January 1928 – 30 November 1928.
Pēteris "Peter" Skudra (born April 24, 1973) is a retired Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently the head coach of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Pēteris Stučka, sometimes spelt Pyotr Ivanovich Stuchka (Пётр Ива́нович Сту́чка, Peter Stutschka (in contemporary writings); b. in Koknese parish, Governorate of Livonia – d. January 25, 1932 in Moscow), was the head of the Bolshevik government in Latvia during the Latvian War of Independence, one of the leaders of the New Current movement in the late 19th century, a prolific writer and translator, an editor of major Latvian and Russian socialist and communist newspapers and periodicals, a prominent jurist and educator, and the first president of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union.
Pēteris Vasks (born 16 April 1946) is a Latvian composer.
Pēters Brūveris (1957, Riga – 2011, Ventspils) was a Latvian writer and translator.
Pechorsky District (Печо́рский райо́н) is an administrativeLaw #833-oz and municipalLaw #420-oz district (raion), one of the twenty-four in Pskov Oblast, Russia.
People's Artist of the USSR (Наро́дный арти́ст СССР, Narodný artist SSSR), also sometimes translated as National Artist of the USSR, was an honorary title granted to artists of the Soviet Union.
The term People's Parliaments or People's Assemblies (Tautas Saeima, Liaudies Seimas) was used in 1940 for puppet legislatures put together after show elections in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to legitimize the occupation by the Soviet Union.
The politics of Latvia takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system.
A popular front is a broad coalition of different political groupings, usually made up of leftists and centrists.
The Popular Front of Latvia (Latvijas Tautas fronte) was a political organisation in Latvia in late 1980s and early 1990s which led Latvia to its independence from the Soviet Union.
Population transfer in the Soviet Union refers to forced transfer of various groups from the 1930s up to the 1950s ordered by Joseph Stalin and may be classified into the following broad categories: deportations of "anti-Soviet" categories of population (often classified as "enemies of workers"), deportations of entire nationalities, labor force transfer, and organized migrations in opposite directions to fill the ethnically cleansed territories.
Printed media in the Soviet Union, i.e., newspapers, magazines and journals, were under strict control of the Communist Party and the Soviet state.
A puppet state is a state that is supposedly independent but is in fact dependent upon an outside power.
Pyotr Lvovich Vail (Пётр Львович Вайль; born 29 September 1949, Riga, Latvian SSR – 7 December 2009, Prague, Czech Republic) was a Russian author, journalist, essayist and deputy director of Radio Liberty's Russia service.
Pytalovo (Пыта́лово; Pitalova) is a town and the administrative center of Pytalovsky District in Pskov Oblast, Russia, located on the Utroya River (a tributary of the Velikaya), southwest of Pskov, the administrative center of the oblast.
Pytalovsky District (Пыта́ловский райо́н) is an administrativeLaw #833-oz and municipalLaw #420-oz district (raion), one of the twenty-four in Pskov Oblast, Russia.
Kaisyn Shuvayevich Kuliev or Qaysin Quli (r; Quliylanı Şuwanı caşı Qaysın; 1 November 1917 – 4 June, 1985) was a Balkar poet.
Raimonds Miglinieks (born July 16, 1970, in Riga, Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR) is a retired Latvian professional basketball player and basketball coach.
Ojārs Raimonds Pauls (born 12 January 1936 in Iļģuciems, Riga, Latvia) is a Latvian composer and piano player who is well known in Latvia, Russia, post-Soviet countries and world-wide.
Raimonds Rubiks (born 1963) is a Latvian politician, the son of Alfrēds Rubiks and the brother of Artūrs Rubiks.
Raimonds Vilkoits (born 10 April 1990) is Latvian professional ice-hockey player, who currently plays for HK Metalurgs Liepaja of the Belarusian Extraleague.
A raion (also rayon) is a type of administrative unit of several post-Soviet states (such as part of an oblast).
Raitis Ivanāns (born January 3, 1979) is a Latvian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) and was known primarily as an enforcer.
Raivis Dzintars (born 25 November 1982 in Riga) is a Latvian right-wing politician.
Raivis Hščanovičs (born 15 February 1987 in Riga) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for FS METTA/Latvijas Universitāte in the Latvian Higher League and the founder of the charity foundation RH3 fonds.
Rēzekne (Latgalian Rēzekne or Rēzne, Rēzekne; see other names) is a city in the Rēzekne River valley in Latgale region of eastern Latvia.
Rēzija Kalniņa (born 23 December 1970) is a Latvian actress.
Rīgas ASK (Rīgas Atlētika Sporta Klubs) was a professional basketball club that was based in Riga, Latvian SSR.
Rūdolfs Ronis (7 March 1897 – 30 March 1970) was a Latvian wrestler.
A red star, five-pointed and filled (★), is an important symbol often associated with communist ideology, particularly in combination with hammer and sickle.
Regīna Ločmele-Luņova (born 1966) is a Latvian politician.
Renārs Rode (born 6 April 1989 in Riga) is a Latvian professional footballer who last played for Malaysian club Negeri Sembilan.
The Republics of the Soviet Union or the Union Republics (r) of the Soviet Union were ethnically based proto-states that were subordinated directly to the Government of the Soviet Union.
The Revolutions of 1989 formed part of a revolutionary wave in the late 1980s and early 1990s that resulted in the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.
The Riga was a Latvian moped built in Riga between 1965 and 1992.
Riga Castle (Rīgas pils) is a castle on the banks of River Daugava in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Riga Central Market (Rīgas Centrāltirgus) is Europe's largest market and bazaar in Riga, Latvia.
Riga City Council (Rīgas Dome) is the government of Riga City, the capital of Latvia.
The Riga Metro (Rīgas metro) was a planned metro system in Riga, Latvia, during the time of the Soviet Union.
Rihards Dubra (born 28 February 1964 in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Latvian composer.
Ritus Krjauklis (born 23 April 1986) is a Latvian football defender, currently playing for PKNP F.C. in the Malaysia Super League.
Ritvars Rugins (born 17 October 1989 in Tukums) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for FK Ventspils in the Latvian Higher League and Latvia national football team.
Robert Yuryevich Wipper (Роберт Юрьевич Виппер, Roberts Vipers; – 30 December 1954) was a Russian, Latvian and Soviet historian of classical antiquity, medieval and modern period.
Roberts Ķīlis (born 14 March 1968 in Rīga) is a Latvian politician and social anthropologist, former Minister for Education and Science of Latvia.
Roberts Štelmahers (born November 19, 1974) is a Latvian retired professional basketball player, who played at the point guard position.
Roberts Bukarts (born June 27, 1990) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Oceláři Třinec of the Czech Extraliga (EHL).
Roberts Gobziņš (born 13 July 1964 in Riga, Latvian SSRRudaks, Uldis (2002). "Visiem sauli, vectēvu un zivis". Izklaide September 6: 3.), also known as Eastbam or East Bam (as a result of his artistic connections with Westbam) is a Latvian entertainer.
Roberts Jekimovs (born November 11, 1989 in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward.
Roberts Lapainis (September 10, 1913 – September 30, 1974) was a Latvian ice hockey goaltender.
Roberts Mežeckis (born 29 January 1981) is a retired Latvian professional footballer, currently the general manager and team coordinator of Latvia national under-21 football team.
Roberts Pakalns (7 November 1911 – 17 May 1986) was a Latvian footballer and football manager, a three-time champion of Latvia.
Rodrigo Laviņš (born August 3, 1974) is a retired Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman.
Rolands Bulders (born 12 March 1965 in Liepāja) is a retired Latvian international football striker.
Roman Smishko (Роман Володимирович Смішко.) is a retired Ukrainian professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Romāns Vainšteins (born March 3, 1973, in Talsi) is a former professional road bicycle racer from Latvia.
Ronalds Ķēniņš (born February 28, 1991) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Lausanne HC of the National League (NL).
Ronalds Cinks (born 11 March 1990) is Latvian professional ice-hockey player, who currently plays for HK Mogo of the Latvian Hockey Higher League.
Ronalds Zaķis (born July 8, 1987) is a Latvian professional basketball player for BK Ventspils.
Rundāle Palace (Rundāles pils; Schloss Ruhental, formerly Ruhenthal or Ruhendahl) is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland in what is now Latvia, the other being Jelgava Palace.
Ruslans Mihaļčuks (born 10 August 1976, in Riga) is a football midfielder from Latvia who plays for FK Daugava Daugavpils in the Latvian First League.
The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS; Росси́йская акаде́мия нау́к (РАН) Rossíiskaya akadémiya naúk) consists of the national academy of Russia; a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation; and additional scientific and social units such as libraries, publishing units, and hospitals.
The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Russian SFSR or RSFSR; Ru-Российская Советская Федеративная Социалистическая Республика.ogg), also unofficially known as the Russian Federation, Soviet Russia,Declaration of Rights of the laboring and exploited people, article I or Russia (rɐˈsʲijə; from the Ρωσία Rōsía — Rus'), was an independent state from 1917 to 1922, and afterwards the largest, most populous, and most economically developed union republic of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1991 and then a sovereign part of the Soviet Union with priority of Russian laws over Union-level legislation in 1990 and 1991.
The Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre, colloquially referred to as the Russian Theatre or the RRT, is a Russian-language theatre in Riga, Latvia.
Russians in the Baltic states describes self-identifying ethnic Russians and other primary Russian-speaking communities in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, commonly referred to collectively as the Baltic states.
Sandis Buškevics (born 28 January 1977 in Ventspils, Latvia) is a former Latvian professional basketball defender, who is the head coach of BK Jēkabpils.
Sandis Ozoliņš (born August 3, 1972), commonly spelled Sandis Ozolinsh in North America, was the Latvian head coach of Dinamo Riga and a retired ice hockey player.
Sanita Pušpure (born 21 December 1981) is a Latvian and Irish professional rower.
Sarmīte Ēlerte (born 8 April 1957, Riga, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian politician, member of the Unity party and former Minister of Culture of Latvia from 3 November 2010 until 25 October 2011.
Saulkrasti (Neubad) (in translation from Latvian - Sun shores) is a town in Latvia, which lies on the east coast of Gulf of Riga.
Savasleyka (Саваслейка) is an air base in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia.
Serge Sorokko (born 26 April 1954) is an American art dealer, publisher and owner of the Serge Sorokko Gallery in San Francisco.
Sergejs Boldaveško (born October 9, 1970 in Rīga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a retired Latvian ice hockey forward, who played for Dinamo Riga later HK Pārdaugava Rīga of the Soviet Hockey League, Liepājas Metalurgs and various German regional teams.
Sergejs Kožans (born 16 February 1986 in Riga) is a Latvian football defender, who most recently played for Riga FC.
Sergejs Mirskis (born 1952) is a Latvian politician.
Sergejs Ivanovich Naumovs (born 4 April 1969 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a former Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender.
Sergejs Pečura (born 14 June 1987) is Latvian professional ice hockey player, who currently plays for Sakhalin Sea Lions of Asia League Ice Hockey.
Sergejs Potapkins (born 1977) is a Latvian politician.
A show election, also known as a sham election or rubber stamp election, is an election that is held purely for show; that is, without any significant political choice.
Silva Bendrāte (born February 29, 1956) is a Latvian radio journalist and politician, who served as deputy to the Latvian Saeima.
Silva Golde (August 4, 1955 – December 31, 2013) was a Latvian politician and educator, who served as a deputy to the Saeima and Minister of Education and Science.
Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala (born 26 February 1988) is a Latvian javelin thrower.
Slavutych (Славу́тич) is a city in northern Ukraine, purposely built for the evacuated personnel of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant after the 1986 disaster that occurred near the city of Pripyat.
Sovetskaya Latviya (lit) was a major Russian-language newspaper in the Latvian SSR.
The Soviet Census conducted in January 1970 was the first census held in Soviet Union (USSR) in eleven years (since January 1959).
The Soviet Hockey Championship (Чемпионат СССР по хоккею) was the highest level ice hockey league in the Soviet Union, running from 1946 to 1992.
Soviet deportations from Lithuania were a series of 35 mass deportations carried out in Lithuania, a country that was occupied as a constituent socialist republic of the Soviet Union, in 1941 and 1945–1952.
The term Soviet Latvia usually refers to the Latvian SSR, a Union Republic of the USSR from 1940 to 1991.
Soviet occupation of Latvia can refer to.
The Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940 refers, according to the European Court of Human Rights,European Court of Human Rights cases on Occupation of Baltic States the Government of Latvia, at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia the United States Department of State, at state.gov and the European Union, by EU to the military occupation of the Republic of Latvia by the Soviet Union ostensibly under the provisions of the 1939 Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact with Nazi Germany.
The Soviet Union occupied most of the territory of the Baltic states in its 1944 Baltic Offensive during World War II.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
A referendum on the future of the Soviet Union was held on 17 March 1991.
War crimes perpetrated by the Soviet Union and its armed forces from 1919 to 1991 include acts committed by the Red Army (later called the Soviet Army) as well as the NKVD, including the NKVD's Internal Troops.
The Soviet Women's Basketball Championship was the top women's basketball competition in the Soviet Union.
Space disco is the fusion of disco music with futuristic themes, sounds and visuals, a genre that became popular in the late 1970s.
Staņislavs Lugailo (born January 1, 1938) is a Latvian and Ukrainian former volleyball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1964 Summer Olympics.
Staņislavs Pihockis (born 9 August 1988) is a Latvian football defender.
Staicele (Staizel; Staitsõl) is a town in Latvia.
The State Chancellery of Latvia (Latvijas Valsts kanceleja) is a central public administration institution directly subordinated to the Prime Minister.
State continuity of the Baltic states describes the continuity of the Baltic states as legal entities under international lawZiemele (2005).
The State Prizes of the Soviet Republics were each republic counterpart to the USSR State Prize.
The Soviet Union had several kinds of country subdivisions.
The Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia was the transitional parliament of Latvia from 1990 to 1993, after the restoration of independence.
Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No.
Talsi (Tālsa, Talsen) (population 11,371) is a town in Latvia.
Russian News Agency TASS (Informatsionnoye agentstvo Rossii TASS), abbr.
Tatyana Arkadyevna Zhdanok, (Татья́на Арка́дьевна Ждано́к; Tatjana Ždanoka), born May 8, 1950 in Riga, is a Latvian politician and Member of the European Parliament.
Tatjana Koķe (born 9 May 1955, Riga, Latvia) is a Latvian politician of the Latvian Farmers' Union party and was Minister of Education and Science of Latvia from 20 December 2007 to 3 November 2010.
Tatyana Palchuk (professional name)- passport name Tatjana Palcuka; born 1954 in Riga, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian artist.
The Spring Rhythms.
The Latvian telephone numbering plan is a telephone number assigning system used in Latvia.
The telephone numbering plan of the USSR was a set of telephone area codes, numbers and dialing rules, which operated in the Soviet Union until the 1990s.
The Tenth Five-Year Plan, or the 10th Five-Year Plan of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a set of goals designed to strengthen the country's economy between 1976 and 1980.
Territorial changes of the Baltic states refers to the redrawing of borders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia after 1940.
The Barricades (Barikādes) were a series of confrontations between Latvia and forces loyal to the Soviet Union in January 1991 which took place mainly in Riga.
The Dogs of Riga (Hundarna i Riga) is a Swedish detective mystery by Henning Mankell, set in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
The Priest (Поп) is a 2009 Russian drama film directed by Vladimir Khotinenko.
This is a timeline of country and capital changes around the world.
This is a timeline of Russian history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Russia and its predecessor states.
This is a time line of the Soviet coup d'état (1991), starting from the house arresting of Mikhail Gorbachev and ending in the surrender of the failed coup leaders.
This is a list of when the first color television broadcasts were transmitted to the general public.
This is a timeline of events that stretched over the period of World War II.
Toms Hartmanis (born 12 December 1987 in Liepāja, Soviet Union), is a Latvian ice hockey Right Winger currently playing for the HK Kurbads of the Latvian Hockey League.
The Treaty on the Creation of the USSR officially created the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), commonly known as the Soviet Union.
Uģis Viļums (born 28 July 1979, Saldus, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian professional basketball guard, who plays for Barons LMT.
Uldis Augulis (born 16 March 1972, Dobele, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian politician and a member of the Union of Greens and Farmers.
Uldis Ģērmanis (4 October 1915 – 19 December 1997) was a Latvian historian, writer and publicist born in Novaya Ladoga, Russian Empire.
Ulvis Katlaps (March 3, 1968 – August 20, 2013) was a Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman.
The Union of Sovereign States (Soyuz Suverennykh Gosudarstv (SSG)) was the proposed name of a reorganization of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics into a new confederal entity.
The production of urban electric transport is a branch of Russian engineering.
The USSR Premier Basketball League, or Soviet Union Premier Basketball League (also called Supreme League), was the first-tier men's professional basketball league in the former Soviet Union.
Uvis Helmanis (born June 10, 1972 in Talsi, Latvian SSR, USSR) is a former Latvian professional basketball player who played power forward position.
Vadim Sergeievich Demidov (Вадим Серге́евич Демидов; born 10 October 1986) is a Norwegian international footballer who plays as a central defender Stabæk.
Vadims Žuļevs (born 1 March 1988 in Brocēni) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for FK Ventspils.
Vadims Fjodorovs (born 14 March 1977 in Daugavpils) is a Latvian former football goalkeeper, currently a goalkeeping coach for Daugava Daugavpils in the Latvian Higher League.
Vadims Logins (born 30 December 1981) is a Latvian football defender, who currently plays for MSV Neuruppin in the German Brandenburg-Liga.
Vadims Vasiļevskis (born 5 January 1982) is a retired Latvian track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw.
Valērijs Agešins (born June 23, 1972 in Liepāja) is a Latvian politician and lawyer.
Valērijs Belokoņs (born 14 February 1960) is a Latvian businessman and a shareholder in the Baltic International Bank.
Valērijs "Val" Kalmikovs (born March 4, 1973) is a Latvian former swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke and individual medley events.
Valērijs Kargins (born March 27, 1961 in Riga) is a Latvian economist and banker was the president of Parex Banka, from 1998 to 2008.
Valdis Dombrovskis (born 5 August 1971) is a Latvian politician and the current European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, serving since November 2014.
Valdis Valters (born August 4, 1957) is a retired Latvian professional basketball player.
Valentīna Eiduka (born 12 March 1937) is a retired Latvian javelin thrower.
Valentin Gavrilovich Ivakin (Валентин Гаврилович Ивакин) (26 March 1930 – 24 November 2010) was a Soviet football goalkeeper and manager.
Valentin Savvich Pikul (Валенти́н Са́ввич Пи́куль) (July 13, 1928 – July 16, 1990) was a popular and prolific Soviet historical novelist of Ukrainian-Russian heritage.
Vīts Rimkus (born 21 June 1973 in Riga) is a Latvian former football striker.
Velga Krile (1945–1991) was a Latvian poet and playwright.
Vella kalpi is a 1970 film produced and distributed by Rigas Kinostudija.
Velta Line (28 August 1923 – 31 December 2012) was a Latvian actress, who worked in the Latvian National Theatre since 1945.
Vents Armands Krauklis (born February 3, 1964 in Valka, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian politician and musician (member of famous melodic music band Bumerangs).
Vents Feldmanis (born March 7, 1977 in Jūrmala) is a Latvian ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for HK Metalurgs Liepāja of the Belarusian Extraleague.
Vera Zozuļa or Vera Zozulya (Зозуля, Вера Васильевна; born January 15, 1956 in Talsi, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian-born Soviet luger who competed during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Vestard Shimkus, (latvian Vestards Šimkus, born August 21, 1984 in Jūrmala), is a Latvian pianist, composer and improviser.
Viestur Kairish (Latvian: Viesturs Kairišs) (born January 30, 1971) is a Latvian opera, movie and theatre director.
Viktor Vasilievich Tikhonov (Виктор Васильевич Тихонов; born 12 May 1988) is a Latvian-born Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Viktor Robertovich Tsoi (Ви́ктор Ро́бертович Цой; 21 June 1962 – 15 August 1990) was a Soviet singer and songwriter who co-founded Kino, one of the most popular and musically influential bands in the history of Russian music.
Viktors Bļinovs (born June 26, 1981) is a Latvian ice hockey forward, currently playing for Berkut Kyiv of the Ukrainian Hockey League.
Viktors Dobrecovs (born 9 January 1977) is a former Latvian football striker.
Viktors Ignatjevs (born April 26, 1970 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a former Latvian ice hockey player who played 11 games in the National Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Viktors Morozs (born 30 July 1980) is a Latvian football coach and former player (midfielder).
Vilis Daudziņš (born 7 November 1970) is a Latvian actor.
Vilis Lācis (May 12, 1904 – February 6, 1966) was a Latvian writer and communist politician.
Vilnis Edvīns Bresis (30 January 1938 in Jelgava – 25 October 2017) was a Latvian politician who was the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Latvian SSR from 6 October 1988 to 7 May 1990.
Visvaldis Ignatāns (born 3 August 1991 in Daugavpils) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays for Daugava Daugavpils in the Latvian Higher League and Latvia national football team.
Vita Matīse (born November 9, 1972 in Rīga) is a Latvian windsurfer, who specialized in Mistral One Design, Neil Pryde RS:X, and raceboarding classes.
Vitalia Doumesh (Vitālija Dumeša; born April 29, 1965, Latvian SSR, USSR) is a Soviet, Latvian and Dutch draughts player (International draughts, English draughts and Turkish draughts).
Vitaliy Vladasovich Grachov (Vitaly Vladasovich Grachyov; born 19 February 1979), known professionally as Vitas (ˈvʲitəs), is a Russian singer.
Vitālijs Astafjevs (born 3 April 1971 in Riga) is a Latvian former football midfielder, and former assistant manager of the Latvia national football team.
Vitālijs Maksimenko (born 8 December 1990) is a Latvian professional football defender, who plays for Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza in the Ekstraklasa.
Vitālijs Meļņičenko (born 11 November 1987 in Riga) is a Latvian footballer who plays for FK Spartaks Jūrmala.
Vitālijs Orlovs (born 1964) is a Latvian politician.
Vitālijs Rečickis (born 8 September 1986 in Rēzekne) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for FK Ventspils in the Latvian Higher League.
Vitālijs Smirnovs (born 28 June 1986) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays as central defender for FK Jelgava.
Vladimir Borisovich Kurnev (Владимир Борисович Курнев; born 12 September 1950) is a Belarusian professional football coach and a former player.
Vladimir Linderman (Влади́мир Ли́ндерман, pseudonym Abel; born November 3, 1958) is a Latvian and Russian publicist, political dissident of Jewish origin, and a member of Russia's unregistered National Bolshevik Party since 1997.
Vladimir Sveshnikov (Vladimirs Svešņikovs; Vladimir Evgenyevich Sveshnikov; born 6 May 1986) is a Latvian chess player.
Vladimir Vigman (Владимир Яковлевич Вигман; Vladimirs Vigmans; born in Riga) is a Latvian draughts player in International draughts and Draughts-64.
Vladimirs Babičevs (born 22 April 1968) is a Latvian football manager and a former footballer.
Vladimirs Bespalovs (born 22 June 1988 in Ventspils) is a Latvian professional footballer, who last played for FK Ventspils in the Latvian Higher League.
Vladimirs Kamešs (born 28 October 1988) is a Latvian football midfielder, currently playing as a left winger for FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk and Latvia national football team.
Vladimirs Mamonovs (born April 22, 1980 in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Latvian professional ice hockey player.
Vladimirs Nikonovs (born 1955) is a Latvian politician.
Vladislavs Gabovs (born) is Latvian football right-back who plays for the Latvia national football team.
Vladislavs Kozlovs (born 30 November 1987 in Rēzekne) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays for FK Spartaks Jūrmala in the Latvian Higher League.
Voluntary Sports Societies (VSS) of the USSR (Добровольные спортивные общества (ДСО) СССР, Dobrobolvolnye Sportivye Obshestva SSSR (DSO SSSR)) were the main structural parts of the universal sports and physical education (fitness) system, that existed in the USSR between 1935 and 1991, together with already well established Dinamo, society in cooperation with Army, Aviation, and Fleet (DOSAAF), and CSKA sports societies.
Vsevolod Perekalin (Всеволод Васильевич Перекалин; 1913, Saint Petersburg – 1998, Saint Petersburg) was a Soviet Russian organic chemist, Doktor nauk, Professor, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation (1967).
Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin (p; 16 February 1893 – 30 June 1953) was a Russian and Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor who developed influential theories of montage.
Vyshgorodok (Вышгородок) (Višgorodoka or Augšpils) is a rural locality (village) in Gavry volost, Pytalovsky District of Pskov Oblast, Russia, founded in the 15th century as a borderline fortress.
World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties.
Yan Abramovich Frenkel (Ян Абрамович Френкель) (November 21, 1920, Kiev - August 25, 1989, Riga, USSR) was a popular Soviet composer and performer.
Yuliya Aleksandrovna Saltsevich (Ю́лия Алекса́ндровна Салце́вич; born May 12, 1967 in Riga, Latvian SSR) is a retired Russian female volleyball player who was a member of the USSR women's volleyball team from 1985 to 1986.
Yuri Georgiyevich Bogatyryov (p; 2 March 1947, Riga, Latvian SSR — 2 February 1989, Moscow, USSR) was a Soviet actor, best known for his roles in five films by Nikita Mikhalkov, including At Home Among Strangers (1974).
Zaiga Jansone-Ivanova (born) is a former Soviet Latvian tennis player and tennis coach.
Zane Tamane (née Teilāne; born September 24, 1983) is a Latvian women's basketball player currently playing for Nadezhda Orenburg and Latvia women's national basketball team.
The 11th Composite Aviation Regiment is a reconnaissance/bomber aviation unit of the Russian Air Force.
The 14th Division of the NKVD of the USSR for the Protection of railway facilities (Russian: 14-я дивизия войск НКВД СССР по охране железнодорожных сооружений) was a military formation of the USSR in the Great Patriotic War.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1944.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1952.
The 1st European Acrobatics Championships was held in Riga, Latvia SSR, Soviet Union 19–21 May 1978.
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika.
1990 Baltic League was organized in 1990.
The 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, also known as the August Coup (r "August Putsch"), was an attempt by members of the Soviet Union's government to take control of the country from Soviet President and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
1991 Soviet Lower Second League was the second and the last season of the Soviet Second League B since its reestablishing in 1990.
The 24th Tank Division was a tank division of the Soviet Union, formed twice.
The 27th Air Defense Corps was a corps of the Soviet Air Defense Forces and briefly the Russian Air Defense Forces.
45th Guards Independent Spetsnaz Brigade (45-я ОБ СпН (в/ч 28337)) (45th Guards Detached Special Purpose Brigade) is a special reconnaissance and special operations military unit within the Russian Airborne Troops, and based near Moscow.
The 54th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment ((54 GIAP); Military Unit Number 06931) was an aviation regiment of the Soviet Air Forces during World War II and the Cold War, which became part of the Soviet Air Defense Forces and the Russian Air Force.
The 57th Airborne Brigade was an airborne brigade of the Soviet airborne, disbanded in 1991.