[table above, on the right] DISTRIBUTION OF PRE-SCHOOLS BY LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION, as at end of 1987 Number of pre-schools Number of pupils, thsd. Total In urban areas In rural areas Total In urban areas In rural areas All pre-schools 1057 690 367 141.6 112.7 28.9 Among those, with the following language of instruction: Latvian … Continue reading "Late Soviet statistics on education and culture in Latvia (excerpts), 1988"
Publisher’s note: “The names of the streets were therefore inscribed in all three languages, but now they are only written in Lettish or Estonian, as if none but Letts or Ests were living in the country!” Heyking, Alfons. The main issues confronting the minorities of Latvia and Eesti. London: P. S. King , 1922, page … Continue reading "Multilingual signage in the territory of modern Latvia, pre-independence"
Publisher’s notes: death certificates in Soviet Latvia were bilingual as well. Some specimens can be viewed at: http://www.nmkk.lv/Attachments/AttachedFileViewForm.aspx?id=695469&ItemId=1482507 & http://www.nmkk.lv/Attachments/AttachedFileViewForm.aspx?id=656404&ItemId=1422031 & https://www.la.lv/cik-tev-uzvardu-saruna-ar-anglu-spiega-delu-peteri-krilovu/galerija/6 & https://spoki.lv/paparazzi/CCCP-Laiku-doki-dokomenti/569126 & https://timenote.info/lv/Sergejs-Liepins A collection of Latvian Communist Youth badges https://www.znacivlcsmlapin.com/%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B9-%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BC%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%BB/%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B1%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B0/%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F-%D1%81%D1%81%D1%80/