Latvia: regaining independence - 1991 (58 images)

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In August 1991 Latvia regained its independence after 50 years under Soviet power. Martin Fejer just happened to be in Riga when all of a sudden the anti-Gorbachev-coup hit the town and died away the very next day. Being practically the only foreign photographer on the spot, he witnessed the liberation of the radio central, the declaration of independence and the toppling of the Lenin statue. These pictures are rare documents, only a few similar ones may be retrieved from Latvian domestic...
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