Ethnic conflict in the Baltic states--the case of Latvia
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Published by Kashtan Press in Kingston, Ont .
Written in English


  • Aliens -- Government policy -- Latvia.,
  • Russians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Latvia.,
  • Citizenship -- Latvia.,
  • Aliens -- Government policy -- Baltic States.,
  • Citizenship -- Baltic States.,
  • Latvia -- Ethnic relations.,
  • Latvia -- Politics and government -- 1991- .,
  • Baltic States -- Ethnic relations.,
  • Baltic States -- Politics and government.

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Other titlesLe conflit ethnique dans les pays baltes--le cas de la Lettonie.
Statement[M. Opalski, B. Tsilevich and P. Dutkiewicz ; translation, J. Arassus].
SeriesDistinguished speakers series in political geography
ContributionsTsilevich, B., Dutkiewicz, Piotr.
The Physical Object
Pagination17, 17 p. ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17189973M
ISBN 101896354009

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