The Baltic Way (also known as Baltic Chain) was a peaceful political demonstration that occurred on August 23, 1989. Approximately two million people joined their hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometers across the three Baltic states. It was held on the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in which Hitler and Stalin had agreed to divide Eastern Europe and Baltic Countries were assigned to the Soviet Union.
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A celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Baltic way. Includes archive material. [English/Lithuanian]
Baltic Way - Wikipedia
Article about the Baltic Chain, a protest demonstration that took place in 1989. This was a major historical event that led to the eventual independence from the Soviet Union.
The Baltic Way Declaration
Full-text of joint Baltic declaration to the world, in which they argue that the Hitler-Stalin pact be declared null and void and that the annexation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania be declared unlawful. [PDF]
Lietuva, Latvija, Estija - YouTube
The trilingual song of the Baltic Chain.
YouTube - Baltijos kelias
Video of the Baltic Way, with links to similar videos.
The Baltic Chain: Ten Years After - Central Europe Review
Article about the 10 year anniversary of the Baltic chain and the impact it had on the future of the Baltic countries. (August 23, 1999)
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