The citizenship law in the Baltic country could often lead to confusion for outsiders who try to understand the country’s context.
It is completely necessary to look at Latvia’s history, even if it’s briefly. We have to go back to the 1940s. Following the German occupation (1941-1944), Latvia was then annexed into the Soviet Union. The occupation lasted until 1991 – when Latvia regained its fully independence. The polls showed and overwhelming feeling to acquire the longed dream. Continue reading
The Riga Castle housing the home of the Latvian President
Twenty years ago, the USSR collapsed. This opened up a new world not only within international frameworks but within the bloc of Eastern countries in Europe. Among them Latvia.
The Baltic country regained its full independence in August 1991, opening the doors to a new era. However, the legacy of the USSR was and is vast. One of the most important was former Soviet citizen who both Russia and Latvia denied their national passport. It was a crack on the wall Latvian society was building up. Continue reading