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Latvia opens its KGB archives - while Russia continues to whitewash its past

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Shortly before Christmas, the National Archives of Latvia presented an unpleasant gift to the country's ruling elite: a full alphabetical index of some 10,000 people recruited as agents or informants by the Soviet KGB. The publication, which followed two decades of public debate and the passage of a special law, revealed the names, code names, birthplaces and other data on active and former KGB agents as of 1991, the year Latvia regained its independence from the Soviet Union.

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