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  • Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Baltic Chain

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1989

    The Baltic Way or Baltic Chain was a peaceful political demonstration on August 23, 1989. An estimated 2 million people joined hands to form a human chain extending 600 kilometres (370 mi) across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.




  • Lithuania
    Thursday Dec 7, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Communist Party of Lithuania splits

    Lithuania
    Thursday Dec 7, 1989

    On December 7, 1989, the Communist Party of Lithuania under the leadership of Algirdas Brazauskas, split from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and abandoned its claim to have a constitutional "leading role" in politics.




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