LATVIAN PARTISANS IN THE ANTI-FASCIST RESISTANCE MOVEMENT IN NORTH-WEST RUSSIA

  • Kulik, S.
  • Samylovskaya, E.
Abstract:
The period under review is of special interest for historians. Russia’s peoples found themselves not only under the threat of statehood deprivation, but also under the threat of complete physical destruction. The guerrilla movement was an important factor in achieving victory over Nazi Germany and its allies. Being significant and efficient, it unfolded all over the occupied territory. Partisans and underground fighters were, essentially, the second front of the Red Army, which fought in the extreme conditions of occupation. Different peoples of the Soviet Union, including Latvians, took part in the guerrilla movement in the Northwest of Russia. The purpose of the article is to show the role and importance of joint struggle against the Nazi invaders during the Great Patriotic War. Year 1943 was the year of the greatest scope of the guerrilla movement concentration in the occupied territory of the Leningrad region. The authors proceed from the fact that in the initial period of the war, anti-fascists from Latvia took an active part in the guerrilla struggle in the Leningrad region. They got a serious experience in war actions in the enemy's rear. When writing this article, the authors used archival documents, memoirs and scientific literature.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
the Great Patriotic War; the Northwest of Russia; Latvia; guerrilla movement; occupation
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016
Book number:
3.2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
435-440
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
24 - 30 August, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-77-3
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, 24 - 30 August, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B32/S10.055
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