Latvia to release KGB card files to public

Latvian MPs have passed the law on the public assess to the documents of the Soviet KGB. Personal data lists, informants’ files, stories of unsuccessful recruitment and operation papers will be put on the web.

The Centre for the Documentation of the Consequences of Totalitarianism has been instructed to hand over the documents to the Latvian National Archive. All information will be posted on its website by December 31, 2018.

“According to the law adopted, we will publish card files of agents and off-staff operational workers, KGB employees’ phonebooks containing information about the staff as well as the documentation on the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Latvia,” the statement reads.

The Latvian authorities intend to start giving other kinds of KGB documents to the public from May 1, 2019.

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