Lecture "The Russian population in the Republic of Latvia 1918-1940: "White" context"

30.09.2020

 

On October 6 at 18.00 a lecture by the historian Andrejs Gusačenko "The Russian population in the Republic of Latvia 1918-1940: "White" context" will be held in the building of the Riga Jewish Community House, Skolas Street 6.

 

During the lecture, visitors will be introduced to the peculiarities of the Russian community in Latvia during the interwar period. Attention will be focused on the context of “white” emigration and its manifestations in culture, politics, social activities and other spheres. Despite the fact that representatives of the "white" emigration made up a relatively small part of the Russian community in Latvia, they were noticeable in its cultural and political life during the entire interwar period, and often came to the attention of state institutions in connection with active international activities in the context of groups of Russian emigration.

 

Mag.hist. Andrejs Gusačenko is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of History, a doctoral student at the University of Latvia. His research interests include the history of the Russian community in Latvia, the history of the Orthodox Church in Latvia, the history of the War of Independence and Russian Civil War, the anti-Bolshevik movement and the "white" emigration.

 

Free admission.

 

Photographs and videos will be taken during the event.

 

All COVID-19 prevention measures will be followed during the event.

 

The lecture is planned as part of the lecture cycle of the Riga Jewish Community and the Museum "Jews in Latvia" "Minorities in Latvia: Today's View", which runs from March to November 2020. All lectures in the cycle are available in recordings on the museum's YouTube channel: http://shorturl.at/sFKU4.

 

The project is co-financed within the framework of the the Society Integration Program of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the Riga City Council.

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