Late Soviet statistics on education and culture in Latvia (excerpts), 1988

Title: Forum of the Peoples of the Latvian SSR. A short compliation of statistics for a Forum delegate. Riga, 1988. Latvian SSR State Statistics Committee. Steering Committee of the Forum of the Peoples of the Latvian SSR

[table above, on the right] DISTRIBUTION OF PRE-SCHOOLS BY LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION, as at end of 1987

Number of pre-schoolsNumber of pupils, thsd.
TotalIn urban areasIn rural areasTotalIn urban areasIn rural areas
All pre-schools1057690367141.6112.728.9
Among those, with the following language of instruction:
Latvian48120925252.933.119.8
Russian4463737362.658.24.4
Latvian and Russian1501084226.127.44.7

[table above, on the left] DISTRIBUTION OF DAYTIME GENERAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS BY LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION x (beginning of an academic year)

1980/811986/87
Number of schools811800
– of those, with the following language of instruction:
Latvian478481
Russian199196
Latvian and Russian134123
Number of pupils, thsd.307.6331.2
– of those, in schools with the following language of instruction:
Latvian130.4138.7
Russian107.4123.9
Latvian and Russian69.868.6

x schools for children with development disorders are not counted

[table at the top right] PERFORMANCES IN THEATERS IN LATVIAN AND IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE IN 1987 x

TotalPercentage
Number of performances3912100
Among those:
In Latvian287974
In Russian103326
Number of visitors, thsd.2070100
Among those at the performances:
In Latvian147771
In Russian59329

x Performances in the Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet are not counted


Document data: November-December 1988.

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