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25 years after, the Baltic way and the collapse of totalitarian communism : European memory and political inspiration : transcript and materials of the international conference on 21-22 August 2014, held in Riga, Latvia, edited by Kristīne Beķere

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25 years after, the Baltic way and the collapse of totalitarian communism : European memory and political inspiration : transcript and materials of the international conference on 21-22 August 2014, held in Riga, Latvia, edited by Kristīne Beķere
Language
eng
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Main title
25 years after
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923745698
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edited by Kristīne Beķere
Sub title
the Baltic way and the collapse of totalitarian communism : European memory and political inspiration : transcript and materials of the international conference on 21-22 August 2014, held in Riga, Latvia
Summary
The international conference "25 Years after. The Baltic Way and the Collapse of Totalitarian Communism: European Memory and Political Inspiration", August 21st and 22nd in Riga, Latvia was organised to mark the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, a peaceful action that took place on August 23, 1989, when two million people from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia joined hands to create a human chain spanning the three Baltic States. The non-violent struggle that was at hte heart of the Baltic Way demonstrated Baltic solidarity regarding independence and also paved the way for civil resistance and liberation from communism in Eastern and Central Europe. Today the Baltvi Way can be seen not just as a historical icon, but also as a source of political inspiration for captive nations, struggling against non-democratic regimes
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The Baltic way and the collapse of totalitarian communism : European memory and political inspiration : transcript and materials of the international conference on 21-22 August 2014, held in Riga, Latvia