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Baltic Way 30


Be a part of history: join us for a re-enactment of a unique historical event. All Nationalities Welcome!

The Baltic Way was a peaceful and unique demonstration for the freedom of the Baltic nations. On August 23, 1989, about two million people from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (one-fourth of the populations) joined hands over a distance of 370 miles (similar to the distance between Boston and Washington, DC).

This human chain, linking the three Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Rīga, and Vilnius, was to protest the ​Soviet occupation on the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the secret agreement between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. The Pact divided Europe and forcibly kept the Baltic countries behind the Iron Curtain. The Baltic countries, first having established their modern statehood in 1918, regained their independence in 1990-91, and the Baltic Way was a major milestone on their road to regained freedom.

So join in by holding hands in a human chain to celebrate freedom in front of the U.S. Capitol (West side)!

Afterwards, there will be an informal gathering at 2.30 PM at Biergarten Haus, 1355 H St NE, Washington, DC.

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ATTN: The Baltic communities and their friends in the United States encourage and welcome the planning of similar events in other locations and posting about them here.

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2019-08-23 13:00:00 2019-08-23 14:00:00 America/New_York Baltic Way 30 European Union Delegation in the US: Baltic Way 30 Capital Circle, 1st St. SE, Washington European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
August 23, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Capital Circle,
1st St. SE,
Washington20004
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