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November 23, 1988 | From Reuters
The Parliament of Soviet Latvia on Tuesday stepped back from a constitutional clash with the Kremlin and turned down proposals to give itself the right to veto Moscow's decisions. However, the 320 Latvian deputies did decide to pursue efforts to convince the Soviet leadership that proposed changes in the country's federal constitution could violate the rights of individual republics, according to reporters in Riga, the Latvian capital.
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November 30, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, condemning the repression and authoritarianism of past Kremlin leaders, projected a vision of "a new, democratic Soviet Union" on Tuesday as he outlined major changes in the country's political system. Gorbachev, introducing far-reaching constitutional changes, told a special session of the Supreme Soviet, the national Parliament, that the nation is in a "decisively crucial" period in which its current reform efforts either will succeed or fail.
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June 15, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Ending nearly five decades of silence, the Soviet Union acknowledged Tuesday that thousands of people had been unjustly deported from Latvia, one of three Baltic nations it occupied during World War II, and pledged that a monument, the country's first to the victims of the late dictator Josef Stalin, will be built there to honor them.
NEWS
November 23, 1988 | From Reuters
The Parliament of Soviet Latvia on Tuesday stepped back from a constitutional clash with the Kremlin and turned down proposals to give itself the right to veto Moscow's decisions. However, the 320 Latvian deputies did decide to pursue efforts to convince the Soviet leadership that proposed changes in the country's federal constitution could violate the rights of individual republics, according to reporters in Riga, the Latvian capital.
NEWS
March 1, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The Soviet Union lodged a formal diplomatic protest on Monday with the U.S. Embassy, accusing the government-run Voice of America radio network of inciting public unrest in broadcasts to the Soviet Baltic republics of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
NEWS
March 27, 1988 | from Reuters
Fifteen people were detained during a rally in the Soviet Baltic republic of Latvia commemorating the deportations of Latvians to Siberia by Josef Stalin during World War II, a participant said on Saturday. Ronalds Gaubis told reporters by telephone that 3,000 people took part in the rally in the Latvian capital of Riga on Friday night and that he and 14 other people were detained.
NEWS
November 30, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, condemning the repression and authoritarianism of past Kremlin leaders, projected a vision of "a new, democratic Soviet Union" on Tuesday as he outlined major changes in the country's political system. Gorbachev, introducing far-reaching constitutional changes, told a special session of the Supreme Soviet, the national Parliament, that the nation is in a "decisively crucial" period in which its current reform efforts either will succeed or fail.
NEWS
November 19, 1987 | GARY LEE, The Washington Post
Several hundred militiamen Wednesday blocked a Latvian protest of Soviet rule, while hundreds of other protesters kept silent vigil in the rain-drenched streets of this Baltic city late into the evening. After dusk, several Latvian youth groups attempted to break a tight Soviet police barricade around the Freedom Monument in the center of Riga, according to reports circulating here, leading to some clashes and arrests.
SPORTS
February 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
The U.S. bobsled team of Darin Peterson and Tracy Ellis finished with a time of 2:51.87 Sunday to win the Nations' Cup competition at Lake Placid, N.Y. The Latvia-USSR team of Voldemars Batarags and Aris Abolinsh placed second with a time of 2:52.24. Bruce Rosselli and Ron Recker of the United States finished third at 2:52:42. Other top U.S. finishers were seventh-place Brian Richardson and Edward Duncan of San Jose, and 10th-place Charles Mitchell and Jeff Peek.
NEWS
June 15, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Ending nearly five decades of silence, the Soviet Union acknowledged Tuesday that thousands of people had been unjustly deported from Latvia, one of three Baltic nations it occupied during World War II, and pledged that a monument, the country's first to the victims of the late dictator Josef Stalin, will be built there to honor them.
NEWS
March 27, 1988 | from Reuters
Fifteen people were detained during a rally in the Soviet Baltic republic of Latvia commemorating the deportations of Latvians to Siberia by Josef Stalin during World War II, a participant said on Saturday. Ronalds Gaubis told reporters by telephone that 3,000 people took part in the rally in the Latvian capital of Riga on Friday night and that he and 14 other people were detained.
NEWS
March 1, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The Soviet Union lodged a formal diplomatic protest on Monday with the U.S. Embassy, accusing the government-run Voice of America radio network of inciting public unrest in broadcasts to the Soviet Baltic republics of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
NEWS
November 19, 1987 | GARY LEE, The Washington Post
Several hundred militiamen Wednesday blocked a Latvian protest of Soviet rule, while hundreds of other protesters kept silent vigil in the rain-drenched streets of this Baltic city late into the evening. After dusk, several Latvian youth groups attempted to break a tight Soviet police barricade around the Freedom Monument in the center of Riga, according to reports circulating here, leading to some clashes and arrests.
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