Once the primary objective of hijacking Latvia in 1941 was completed, the Soviet's moved on to a secondary mission: The obliteration of the Latvian national identity. With individuality discouraged, basic human rights denied, and history books rewritten, this ancient culture was then isolated from the outside world for the ensuing 50 years.
Latvians watched the first moonwalk in the 60's; observed blue jeans move from farms to upscale fashion boutiques in the 70's; and heard campaign slogans - promising to reduce nuclear proliferation morph into vows to protec...
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