Documents of the transition times, 1989-1991

Leaflet of pro-independence forces (with the logo of the Popular Front of Latvia), 1989 local elections, cover
Leaflet of pro-independence forces (with the logo of the Popular Front of Latvia), 1989 local elections, content. The quote is the Russian translation of Latvian poet Rainis, calling for solidarity of peoples
Invitation to the March 1991 survey on democracy and independece (combined in one question), organised by the Republic of Latvia authorities, cover.
Notably the people who were made stateless later that year by the same Popular Front-dominated parliament, were able to participate in the survey, and its results (showing that, even if 100 % of ethnic Latvians took part and voted for independence, which would have been hardly possible, a large part of ethnic minorities did so as well) were used as a point in favour of independence
Invitation to the March 1991 survey on democracy and independece (combined in one question), organised by the Republic of Latvia authorities, content.
Notably the people who were made stateless later that year by the same Popular Front-dominated parliament, were able to participate in the survey, and its results were used as a point in favour of independence. Actually, Latvian authorities still refer to that survey in 2019 – correctly saying that it was, in fact, “a referendum on independence”
ID of a parish Soviet (council) member, cover, 1990. Notably this is already a document of the Republic of Latvia, not of the Latvian SSR. However, there was still some respect from the state to the bilingualism of the society (see below)
ID of a parish Soviet (council) member, content pages in Latvian, 1990
ID of a parish Soviet (council) member, content pages in Russian and Latvian, 1990
ID of an assistant to a Supreme Soviet member, cover, 1990
ID of an assistant to a Supreme Soviet member, content, 1990
ID of an assistant to a Supreme Soviet member, background information, 1990

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