Aliens at Home: The Non-Citizens of Latvia

“Non-citizenship” is a special status that was given to those Latvians whose families came to the country during the Soviet occupation. They are neither citizens, nor foreigners, nor stateless persons — they are something in between. Non-citizens are not allowed to vote, run for office, nor serve in the military, among other things. Every tenth Latvian is a non-citizen.

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