Decades of occupation were a hard trial for Estonia. But no empire lasts forever. In the late 1980s, Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians joined hands to show the world their will to live in freedom and restore the independence.


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The Baltic Chain, a 600 km human chain extending from Tallinn to Vilnius in Lithuania, 23 August 1989. Around 2 million people participated in this demonstration of people's will.

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