Baltic Way

Brainstorms and broomsticks – recording how Estonians celebrated the Baltic Way

Around 100 people visited the Europeana 1989 Baltic Way collection days at the Estonian National Library in the capital city of Tallinn on 30-31 August, sharing a total of approximately 150 items. In addition to many photos and printed materials, a contributor brought in a handmade blue, black and white Estonian tricolour flag mounted on […]

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row of five people holding hands

The Baltic Way: the day holding hands changed the world

On 23 August 1989, two million people held hands to form a human chain over 600 kilometres long linking three capital cities – Tallinn in Estonia, Riga in Latvia and Vilnius in Lithuania. This peaceful political demonstration became known as ‘The Baltic Way’. The Baltic Way was a massive demonstration for freedom, commemorating the 50th […]

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