Memorial Day for the Victims of Communist Terror in Latvia and Estonia (14/06)

Every year on June 14, a memorable date is celebrated in Latvia and Estonia - the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communist Terror and Mass Deportation.

On the night of June 13-14, 1941, more than 15 thousand inhabitants of Latvia, among whom there were 2.4 thousand children under 10 years old, were arrested by order of I. Stalin without a court order and deported to remote regions of the Soviet Union - to Siberia. Basically, families were selected whose members held leadership positions.

The men, totaling about 8,250, were separated from their families and sent to Gulag labor camps. Women and children were taken to the so-called "administrative settlements" as members of the families of "enemies of the people".