The Baltic Region

2009 Issue №1

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Russians in Latvia: Peculiarities of Socio-cultural Adaptation and Identity

DOI
10.5922/2079-8555-2009-1-10
Pages
79-82

Abstract

The author identifies trends and variations of the socio-cultural identity and integration of Russians in Latvia. According to the author, since the middle 1990s, two trends have been recognized - first, the “ingrowing” of ethnic Russians into the life of independent Latvia, and second, forming their new identity. The article presents a number of factors hampering the integration of ethnic Russians into Latvian society. Variations and options of socio-cultural identity and integration (or assimilation) of the Russian population of Latvia are shown.

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