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Remembering the Romanian Revolution

The Romanian Revolution, in December 1989, violently brought an end of 42 years of Communist rule in Romania. In this blog, Cristina Roiu of The Romanian Academy Library remembers the Romanian revolution through experiences and memories shared at a number of Europeana collection days held in Romania.

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#remember1989 and the Fall of the Iron Curtain by joining our blog parade

This year sees the 30th anniversary of an extraordinary year – 1989 – when walls crumbled and people of Central and Eastern Europe were united again.

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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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