On the restoration of latvian independence declaration of the lithuanian ssr that the previous independent latvian constitution should be considered valid re-established latvian independence. Some key events in the history of latvia: 1917-20 - latvian war of independence after the russian revolution, latvia fights to establish its independence against the soviet russian and german. A chronology of key events in the history of latvia from independence in 1918, to the present raising the possibility of it forming a government with right-wing populist parties related topics. Since the restoration of independence, the latvian government has consistently pursued an approach that latvia commemorates its fallen soldiers on 11 november (the lāčplēsis day) - the day we remember our heroes.
After the occupation of latvia by soviet army on 17 june 1940 mr karlis zarins, latvian ambassador in london, was representing the government of the republic of latvia in western europe in may 1940 when the national security situation became uncertain the government assigned ambassador zarins the extraordinary powers. The us and latvia share a history as strategic allies and valued partners the united states established diplomatic relations with latvia in 1922 following its independence in the years after world war i latvia was annexed by the soviet union in 1940 during world war ii. May 4, 1990 - independence restoration day history has never given latvia much, yet one of the exceptions is the two birthdays the republic has the republic of latvia was proclaimed on november 18, 1918, however the latvian calendar marks the independence restoration day as well. On november 17, 1918 competing latvian factions finally united in the latvia's peoples council (tautas padome), which on november 18, 1918 proclaimed the independence of republic of latvia and created the latvian provisional government.
In the past, it served as an umbrella organization that coordinated the political, cultural, and educational activities of latvian communities and lobbied the us government for legislation and policies supporting independence for latvia. 1989 - latvians join pan-baltic demonstrations commemorating secret protocols of molotov-ribbentrop pact which led to soviet occupation 1990 may - latvian supreme council (parliament) declares de jure independence of republic of latvia. The history of the united states is vast and complex, but can be broken down into moments and time periods that divided, unified, and changed the united states into the country it is today: the library of congress has compiled a list of historic events for each day of the year, titled this day in. On 4 may 1990, the supreme council adopted the declaration on the restoration of independence of the republic of latvia, and the latvian ssr was renamed republic of latvia  however, the central power in moscow continued to regard latvia as a soviet republic in 1990 and 1991. After the restoration of independence in latvia in august of 1991, president george hw bush announced the us recognition of latvian independence from the ussr on september 2th, 1991 and the us resumed full normal latvian-us relations.
The russians finally recognised latvian independence by a treaty signed on 11 august 1920 in 1921 latvia joined the league of nations like the rest of the world latvia suffered from the economic depression of the 1930s. A brief summary of latvia's history the people of latvia are called latvians, or letts, and speak latvian, one of only two baltic languages, the other being lithuanian. A latvian constituent assembly, elected in april 1920, met in riga on may 1, and on august 11 a latvian-soviet peace treaty was signed in riga, under which the soviet government renounced all claims to latvia. The museum jews in latvia was established in 1989 to research, popularize and commemorate the history of latvia's jewish community latvia peforms the world's first human flight with a drone and jump at high altitude.
On november 18, 1918 the people's council of latvia proclaimed the independence of the republic of latvia and created the latvian provisional government headed by kārlis ulmanis on december 1, 1918 the newly proclaimed republic was invaded by soviet russia. Independence: 21 august 1991 (from soviet union) national holiday: independence day, 18 november (1918) note - 18 november 1918 is the date latvia declared itself independent from soviet russia 4 may 1990 is when it declared the renewal of independence 21 august 1991 is the date of de facto independence from the soviet union. (2008) latvian parliament approved european union's lisbon treaty (imf) approved rescue package to help with latvia's severe economic slump (2009) protests over the economic collapse turned violent government agreed to slash the budget deficit in 2010.
Legislation several laws passed since latvian independence in 1991 dictate access to foreign affairs archives the diplomatic historical archives (1918 - 1990) are accessible to national and foreign researchers at the latvia state historical archives. The soviet union recognized latvia's independence on sept 6, and un membership followed on sept 17, 1991 because latvians' ethnic identity had been quashed by foreign rulers throughout its history, the new latvian republic set up strict citizenship laws, limiting citizenship to ethnic latvians and to those who had lived in the region before. 1920 - latvia wins the war of independence and elects constitutional assembly did you know latvia was one of the first countries to give women the right to vote in 1920. The conflict is known as the estonian war of independence and it lasted until february 1920 in addition to fighting against soviet russia, the war of independence included two short-lived and smaller-scale armed conflicts in latvia - battles with the landeswehr (summer 1919) and the troops of the white russian general bermondt (october 1919.
Soviet russia's persecution of latvia, 1918 to the present by alexander v berkis the focus of this paper is the oppression and persecution which the rulers of the soviet union have inflicted on the baltic nation of latvia, from its declaration of independence in 1918 to the present day [1987. A chronology of key events in the history of latvia from independence in 1918, to the present government of his successor, aigars kalvitis, is approved in december. A guide to the united states' history of recognition, diplomatic, and consular relations, by country, since 1776: latvia summary the united states first established diplomatic relations with latvia on july 28, 1922.