Memoclip: Baltic Singing Revolution - Human Chain (August 1989)
Lieu: Baltic Countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
End production: 25/06/2013 First transmission: 25/06/2013
The Baltic Way was a peaceful demonstration that occurred on August 23, 1989. Approximately two million people formed a human chain spanning over 600 kilometres across the three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuanian - republics of the Soviet Union at this time). It marked the 50th anniversary of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. This demonstration was one of the longest unbroken human chains in history. The human chain helped to publicise the Baltic cause around the world and was a step to the independance of the baltic states.
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The footage can be used for broadcast during one year (starting from the 25th of June 2013) to illustrate the opening of the Baltic Way Corridor at the European Parliament in Brussels.
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||Views of the human chain trough the three baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Soviet Republics at that time).