Opening of exhibition: “From August to August. The Latvian – Russian Peace Treaty”

09.08.2010. 20:14
On 11 August at 12:40 p.m. at the Latvian National History Archives on 16, Slokas Street the exhibition “From August to August. The Latvian – Russian Peace Treaty” will be opened to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Latvian – Russian Peace Treaty. Exactly at this time and on this date in 1920, the Peace Treaty between the governments of the Republic of Latvia and the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic was signed in Riga at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 3, Kr. Valdemāra Street.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Aivis Ronis and Honorary Ambassador Māris Riekstiņš, the author of the idea of the exposition, will open the exhibition. Professor Aivars Stranga will provide insight into the historical aspects of the Latvian – Russian peace treaty. Representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Political Archive and the State Historical Archive will speak about the exhibited documents.

Documents and photographs that illustrate the preparation process and the signing of the Peace Treaty and Latvia’s accession to interwar-period international conventions, which condemn the use of war and define military aggression, will be exhibited. The exhibition will also provide the opportunity to familiarize oneself with documents concerning the status of Latvia’s statehood and treaties with neighbouring countries before WWII, the founding of the Soviet Regime in Latvia in 1940, as well as the renewal of Latvian independence in 1991. The exhibition is a result of co-operation between the Ministry of Foreign Affiars, Latvian State Historical Archives and the State Arhives of Latvia. The exhibition will be open from 12 August until 17 September.

For the attention of the media!

Media are welcome to attend the exhibition. It would be appreciated if attending media would inform the Press and Information Centre of their attendance by 11:00 tomorrow, August 11 by the following telephone number: 67016272.