Commissar of Defence of USSR issues secret order to Baltic Fleet to secure occupation of Baltic States

Add an event picture!
Persons:
4List of persons
Events:
69List
Places:
1List
Date:
09.06.1940
Additional information

After joint invasion with Nazi Germany in Poland, resulting its full occupation, USSR according to secret Protocols of Communists- Nazi Pact of 23/8/1939 started preparations for occupation of Finland and Baltic States.

http://s019.radikal.ru/i620/1205/13/6510625010b6.jpg

http://i081.radikal.ru/1205/fd/435fe22388be.jpg

With Soviet failure in Finland sealed for the moment, it was little more than a month after Munters' positive expressions that Molotov, speaking on March 25, 1940, essentially announced Soviet intentions to annex the Baltic States, stating, "... the execution of the pacts progressed satisfactorily and created conditions favorable for a further improvement of the relations between Soviet Russia and these States." Improvement of the relations being a euphemism for Soviet takeover.

In March and April, 1940, immediately after Molotov's speech, the Soviet press commenced attacks on the Latvian government. Next, the NKVD orchestrated a series of strikes in Riga and Liepāja. When those failed to develop into a general strike, the Soviets blamed that failure on the "irresponsible element which spoils the good neighborly relations."

On May 28, 1940, the Lithuanian Minister in Moscow received a note from Molotov which dealt with the alleged kidnapping of two Soviet soldiers in Vilna. The Lithuanian government sought to clear up this matter by a Soviet-Lithuanian commission under the terms of the mutual assistance pact. Moscow rejected this proposal and cut off further discussion, soon showing and rapidly playing their hand:

On June 09, 1940, the order for a total military blockade on Baltics to the Soviet Baltic Fleet is given: according to the director of the Russian State Archive of the Naval Department Pavel Petrov (C.Phil.) referring to the records in the archive

Related events

NameDateLanguages
1Polijā apmēram 10,000 nacionāli noskaņotu poļu izgājuši ielās, lai atzīmētu Neatkarības dienuPolijā apmēram 10,000 nacionāli noskaņotu poļu izgājuši ielās, lai atzīmētu Neatkarības dienu11.11.2016lv
2Latvijas Ministru prezidents Aigars Kalvītis un Krievijas premjerministrs Mihails Fradkovs Maskavā parakstīja Latvijas un Krievijas robežlīgumu.Latvijas Ministru prezidents Aigars Kalvītis un Krievijas premjerministrs Mihails Fradkovs Maskavā parakstīja Latvijas un Krievijas robežlīgumu.27.03.2007lv, pl
3Pēc 59 okupācijas gadiem Krievijas armija beidzot pamet pēdējo militāro bāzi LatvijāPēc 59 okupācijas gadiem Krievijas armija beidzot pamet pēdējo militāro bāzi Latvijā23.10.1999lv, ru
450 gadus pēc padomju okupācijas Latvijā tiek paziņots par Krievijas armijas izvešanu 50 gadus pēc padomju okupācijas Latvijā tiek paziņots par Krievijas armijas izvešanu 31.08.1994lv, pl, ru
5Restoration of Independence of the Republic of LatviaRestoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia04.05.1990en, lv, pl
6The House of Commons voted by a majority of 112 for Britain to join the EECThe House of Commons voted by a majority of 112 for Britain to join the EEC28.10.1971en, lv
7Staļins tiek aizvākts no Ļeņina mauzolejaStaļins tiek aizvākts no Ļeņina mauzoleja31.10.1961lv, pl, ru
8Latvijas PSR 2. Ministru Padome. MP priekšsēdētājs J. PeiveLatvijas PSR 2. Ministru Padome. MP priekšsēdētājs J. Peive27.11.1959lv
9Soviet Genocides. January deportation. 2,195 Lithuanians deported to Krasnoyarsk kraiSoviet Genocides. January deportation. 2,195 Lithuanians deported to Krasnoyarsk krai23.01.1952en, lv
10Soviet genocides. Operation "Osen". 16,150 Lithuanians deported to Krasnoyarsk Soviet genocides. Operation "Osen". 16,150 Lithuanians deported to Krasnoyarsk 02.10.1951en, lv
11Soviet genocides. September Operation.  3,087 Lithuanians deported to Irkutsk oblastSoviet genocides. September Operation. 3,087 Lithuanians deported to Irkutsk oblast20.09.1951en, lv
12Communist crimes: Operation "North" started in USSR. 8576 deportedCommunist crimes: Operation "North" started in USSR. 8576 deported02.04.1951en, lv, pl, ru
13LPSR IeM A. Eglīša slepens ziņojums par LPSR IeM darbību 1949.gada 25.marta deportāciju akcijas laikā LPSR IeM A. Eglīša slepens ziņojums par LPSR IeM darbību 1949.gada 25.marta deportāciju akcijas laikā 24.04.1949lv
14Acts of genocide: 94779 Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, labeled as enemies of the people, were deportedActs of genocide: 94779 Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, labeled as enemies of the people, were deported25.03.1949de, ee, en, lv, pl, ru
15Īles kaujaĪles kauja17.03.1949lv
16Soviet genocide. Operation "Vesna". 40,002 lithuanian farmers deported in 48 hoursSoviet genocide. Operation "Vesna". 40,002 lithuanian farmers deported in 48 hours23.05.1948en, lt, lv, pl, ru
17Izdots slepens LK(b)P Tukuma apriņķa komitejas biroja LĒMUMS “ Par pasākumiem cīņas pret bandītismu pastiprināšanā Tukuma  apriņķa teritorijā”Izdots slepens LK(b)P Tukuma apriņķa komitejas biroja LĒMUMS “ Par pasākumiem cīņas pret bandītismu pastiprināšanā Tukuma apriņķa teritorijā”12.12.1947lv
18Zūru kauja Zūru kauja 23.02.1946lv
19Surrender of JapanSurrender of Japan02.09.1945en, lv, pl, ru, ua
20Soviet genocide operations against non-russians. July deportation. 6,320 Lithuanians deported Soviet genocide operations against non-russians. July deportation. 6,320 Lithuanians deported 17.07.1945en, lv

Places

Name Born / Since / At Died Languages
1Piemineklis 1944. gada Ziemassvētku kauju piemiņai Pienavā Piemineklis 1944. gada Ziemassvētku kauju piemiņai Pienavā lv

    Persons

    Name Born / Since / At Died Languages
    1Simons ŠustinsSimons Šustins14.02.190803.08.1978lv, ru
    2Jānis KalnbērziņšJānis Kalnbērziņš17.09.189304.02.1986lv, ru
    3Mārtiņš HartmanisMārtiņš Hartmanis18.10.188227.07.1941lv
    4Janis KurelisJanis Kurelis06.05.188205.12.1954de, en, lv, ru
    Tags