Augusts Kirhenšteins
Augusts Kirhenšteins, formerly spelt Kirchenšteins (September 18, 1872 in Mazsalaca
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 – November 3, 1963 in Riga
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), was a Latvian
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 and educator. He was prime minister
Prime minister
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 of Latvia June 20, 1940-August 25, 1940 and Acting President of Latvia July 21, 1940-August 25, 1940. It was Kirhenšteins pro-Soviet
Soviet Union
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 government that requested the incorporation of Latvia
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 into the USSR after the annexation
Occupation of Latvia 1940-1945
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 of the country in 1940. He was Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic 1940-1952.

External links

"Augusts Kirhenšteins" at the Latvian Education Informatization System (LIIS).
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