Baltic Way

Brainstorms and broomsticks – how Estonians celebrated the Baltic Way

Guest blog by Juri Estam, Action Consensus PR. 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 memory items. In addition to many photos and printed materials, a contributor brought in a handmade […]

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The Baltic Way: A Chain for Freedom

Today, we mark the anniversary of the Baltic Way! Exactly 24 years ago today, two million people joined their hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometers across Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Europeana 1989 is recreating the chain online and some of the pictures that have already been shared are in the gallery […]

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The day holding hands changed the world

On 23 August 1989, two million people held hands to form a human chain over 600 km long linking three capital cities – Vilnius in Lithuania, Riga in Latvia and Tallinn in Estonia. This peaceful political demonstration became known as ‘The Baltic Way’. Now, the Europeana 1989 project is asking people to join together again […]

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