Latgale is 's easternmost region, bordering and . Latgalian is a language similar to Latvian, the official one. Unlike the rest of Latvia, where only the cities are heavily russified during the Soviet period, in Latgale even much of the countryside areas are more Russian than Latvian/Latgalian-speaking.

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