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Acting President of the Latvian state and Prime Minister, Professor A. Kirchenšteins.

      This man, in order to make the crudely falsified will of the Latvian people believable, lied hypocritically: "The Latvian working people were suffering from unemployment, were living half starved... for every attempt to acquire for itself the right to human life and to become the ruler of its own destiny it paid with its suffering and anguish, with imprisonment and drudgery for its best sons and daughters... only joining the composition of the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics ensures real sovereignty for our state, real prosperity for our industry, our agriculture, our national culture, a bright and powerful increase of the material and cultural welfare of the Latvian people..."


      A new Authority was established. All that remained was to arrange for trustworthy guards and bulwarks for it. Already working was an institute for additional help to the police, the "PD" (right). With rare exceptions, the dregs of society flowed into it: thieves, burglars and swindlers and from this the People's Militia was later created. The organizing and management of new security institutions was entrusted to the Yids and hardened criminals.

The organizer of the Worker's Guards and the People's Militia in Riga, repeat offender and Yid Izaks Bučinskis (below)


      The duties of the Police were assumed by the newly-founded People's Militia, but not for fighting criminals - this word had lost its meaning after the criminals were released from the prisons and the management of the state security institutions was delivered into their hands. The Militiaman needed to know how to shoot in order to turn against their countrymen at the proper time.

      Not knowing how to properly read or write they examined documents of people on the streets, searching for enemies of the new Authority. Any decently dressed intelligent-looking citizen was considered as such.

People's Militia's training in shooting

      Arms were given to workers and the Workers' Guard was founded. Its ranks were joined also by women who needed to become thorough rifle-women.

Militiaman examining the documents of passers-by on the streets of Riga

      In order to avoid suspicion and for their own personal protection many Latvian workers who did not have any connection with Bolshevism were looking for escape within the Guard.

      In order to find an excuse for such an armed organization, the Bolsheviks created horror stories about saboteurs and wreckers. The Guards were protecting factories from a concocted ghost.

Workers' Guard in line when seeing-off a delegation to Moscow. Worker's Guard women.

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