Popular Front Museum

Museum in Rīga

A branch of the National History Museum, this exhibition, involving modern interactive multimedia technology, goes through the period of the 3rd Atmoda (national awakening), that is the struggle for independence in the years of Soviet perestroika. Led by environmental campaigner Dainis Ivans, Latvian People's Front was an umbrella organisation that united pro-democracy forces and was responsible for such poignant actions as the Baltic Chain, when Latvians, Estonians and Lithuanians built a human chain that went through all three countries.