Monday, October 28, 2019

Baltic Way

This year, the three Baltic countries marked the 30th anniversary of the 1989 "Baltic Way", a historic anti-Soviet protest that involved nearly 2 million people forming a human chain more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) long.
On Aug. 23, 1989, as the Soviet Union was weakening, the gesture was a powerful expression on the part of Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians that they were not giving up on their independence even after decades of Soviet occupation.
"People holding hands can be stronger than people holding guns," Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said in a reflection made Friday on Twitter.

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