|Popular Front Leader Mavricks Vulfsons.|
Signs say "Freedom" and "1940--
Year of Stalinist Occupation Regime"
The hardliners' coup against Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev took place on August 19, 1991, within days it collapsed. The following month the Baltic States took their seats in the United Nations, and by Christmas, the Soviet Union was no more.
And on August 21, 1991, Latvia said atā to the Evil Empire.
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