all join hands

Posted on June 27, 2008
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“The “Baltic Way” was an extraordinary display of the power of symbolism in the political process. On August 23, 1989 approximately two million people joined their hands to form a human chain over 600 kilometer across the three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). This was a demonstration organized to draw the world’s attention to the common fate of these three countries under Soviet rule. It marked the 50th anniversary of Soviet Union and Germany’s collusion in the secret protocol of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact on August 23, 1939 which led to the occupation of these three states. Shortly following this demonstration the Soviets ceded their dominion. Which just goes to show, if we all join hands….

from wiki

Here’s footage of the event accompanied by some stirring Baltic pop music…

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2 Responses to “all join hands”

  1. tim hall on June 27th, 2008 4:53 pm

    yes, but did they capitalise on the situation and do “the wave”?

  2. Alexander on July 28th, 2014 7:45 pm

    sifting@blandly.digestible” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!!…

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