The article based on archival materials examines the late period in the life of Latvian art historian Kristaps Eliass (1886-1963) when he suffered from repressions endorsed by Stalinist regime: his work as the Director of Riga City Art Museum (now Latvian National Museum of Art) was disapproved and he was also expelled from the Artists' Union and fired from the pedagogical work at the Academy of Art. In 1951 he was arrested and deported to USSR and released in 1954 after Stalin's death.
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