The retrospective history of the Republic of Latvia

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Latvia commemorates Stalin-era deportation
BBC News Online, Monday 11 June 2001. The Latvian authorities say that more than 15,000 people, mostly senior civil servants, top army officers and intellectuals, were arrested in June 1941, after Latvia was annexed by the Soviet Union.
Trials in Latvia Bring Painful Past Into the Present
Washington Post, Wednesday 2 October 2002. Deportation of Thousands Under Stalin Remains a Divisive Issue in Baltic Nation. The 81-year-old retiree, a one-time agent of the Soviet secret police, is on trial for genocide, accused by Latvian prosecutors of helping organize the 1949 deportation of more than 500 Latvians to Siberia.