The Baltic Way was an uninterrupted 600 kilometre human chain uniting
the Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, in which two million
indigenous people of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, then still occupied by
the Soviet Union, joined hands to demand freedom and independence.
The Baltic Way was organised by the joint efforts of the three Baltic
countries’ Popular Fronts on the 50th anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet pact
of 23 August 1939, which served as a basis for the Soviet Union to occupy
the Baltic countries in 1940.
The aim of the Baltic Way to draw the world’s attention to continuing Soviet
occupation of the Baltic countries and emphasised the non-violent nature
of the Baltic nations’ struggle for freedom.
Baltic Chain 1989 - 1999
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