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October 5, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a lesson in the functioning of post-Soviet kismet, consider the case of Alfreds Rubiks, the hard-line Communist Party leader of what was until recently a Baltic republic of the Soviet Union. On Aug. 19, the day hard-liners tried to oust Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in Moscow, Rubiks issued a list of pro-independence Latvian politicians he thought the junta should arrest.
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October 5, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a lesson in the functioning of post-Soviet kismet, consider the case of Alfreds Rubiks, the hard-line Communist Party leader of what was until recently a Baltic republic of the Soviet Union. On Aug. 19, the day hard-liners tried to oust Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in Moscow, Rubiks issued a list of pro-independence Latvian politicians he thought the junta should arrest.
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