3 Two Million People Formed a Live Chain 600 Km Long to Protest Against USSR in 1989

Two Million People Formed a Live Chain 600 Km Long to Protest Against USSR in 1989

Posted on March 10, 2017 by tim


 

 

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"Baltic way" was a political phenomena in USSR. It happened in 1989 when two million people, residents of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia lined up holding hands. The length of their "living chain" was 600 km. They connected with living chain three capitals of Baltic countries - Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. Let's see how it was:

 

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Total two million people - this was 25% of total population of all the region. AN-2 airplanes were cruising above them throwing flowers, despite the flight ban issued by Moscow.

 

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Six month later Lithuania declared to leave USSR. It was first of the ex-Soviet republic to declare independence.


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3 Responses to “Two Million People Formed a Live Chain 600 Km Long to Protest Against USSR in 1989”

  1. Ben Morgentau says:

    Declaring independence is a really strange concept because the majority of the people have absolutely no say in that. Also what this really means for the individual versus corporations or investors is never really being discussed. What have those people gained in the meantime? Independence?

    • from estonia says:

      Yes we have. I also took part of that event.

    • Wabbit says:

      For most people independence has nothing to do with money. What they gain is self determination, a notion of freedom. Valua’s more worth then money. Value’s to die for…

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