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New Left Review I/182, July-August 1990


Otto Latsis

Farewell to the Communist Party in Latvia

During its 25th Congress, the 86-year-old Communist Party of Latvia split in two. [*] This article was originally published in the Soviet newspaper Izvestiya, 18 April 1990. A third of the Congress delegates walked out, and several days later, on 14 April, the founding congress of the new Independent Communist Party of Latvia was held. A small group of people, headed by the Party’s former first secretary, Jan Vagris, tried to avert the split, but in vain. Neither the majority nor the minority at the congress left any room for conciliation, and both sides appeared satisfied with the outcome.

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