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Files of political prisoners in Latvia (1940-1986)

Cover of one volume of Kurts Fridrihsons etc. file

The collection of files of political prisoners contains the criminal cases against people who were charged by Soviet security institutions (NKVD/MGB/KGB) of real or imaginary crimes against the Soviet state from 1940 to 1986, including many intellectuals and religious activists. The files of visual artist Kurts Fridrihsons and poet Knuts Skujenieks, participants in the Action of Light, and many others, are in this collection.


  • Rīga Kurzemes prospekts 5, Latvia LV-1067
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  • Russian

Name of collection

  • Criminal files on persons accused by the Latvian SSR State Security Committee (KGB) on particularly hazardous crimes against the state LV_LVA_F 1986

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • grey literature (regular archival documents such as brochures, bulletins, leaflets, reports, intelligence files, records, working papers, meeting minutes): 1000-

Stakeholder(s) of the collection

  • Bambals, Ainārs

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • national

Date of founding

  • 1940

Place of founding

Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • completely open to the public

Author(s) of this page

  • Bleiere, Daina


Bambals, Ainārs, interview by Bleiere, Daina , April 03, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-06 19:32:07