Category Archives: Friendship of Peoples

Fight For Latgale! – Part V

Dear Readers: Today we will finish reading this piece about the Latgalian people and their history.  Where we left off, it was modern times, and we had learned that Latgale is the economically most depressed region of Latvia.  I am guessing because … Continue reading

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Fight For Latgale! – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today we continue reading this interesting piece about the Latgalian people and their striving for ethnic self-identity within the Latvian titular entity. Where we left off, some history had happened, and Latgalian culture experienced a brief renaissance under Nazi occupation.  … Continue reading

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Fight For Latgale! – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing to work through this piece in Lenta, about the Latgalian ethnic minority within the nation of Latvia.  We discussed the controversial figure of Kārlis Ulmanis, inter-war Latvian dictator who invented the slogan “Latvia for Latvians”.   As fascist dictators … Continue reading

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Fight For Latgale! – Part II

Dear Readers: Let us continue working through this piece in Lenta, about the Latgalian ethnic minority within the small nation of Latvia.  We learned that Latgale is an historical region in the south-eastern part of Latvia, bordering Lithuania and Belarus.  … Continue reading

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Fight For Latgale! – Part I

Dear Readers, I barely finished my piece on the Latvian Riflemen, in which Latgalians were mentioned in connection with Bolshevik ethnic policy, when, by sheer coincidence, I happened to see this piece in Lenta, it’s about the Latgalian ethnic minority … Continue reading

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Interview With Moscow Political Candidate Samson Sholademi – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today concluding my translation of this interview with Moscow municipal candidate Samson Sholademi.  Sholademi is running for office on the Communist Party ticket. Where we left off, the reporter, Olesya Beloborodova, had asked Samson if he still considers … Continue reading

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Interview With Moscow Political Candidate Samson Sholademi – Part III

Dear Readers: Today continuing my translation of this interview with Moscow municipal candidate Samson Sholademi.  Samson has explained his interesting family background, with a Russian mother and a Nigerian father.  Americans would tend to peg him, somewhat crudely, as “bi-racial”, … Continue reading

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