How I barely squeezed into the Baltic Way

  • 2019-08-29
  • Linas Jegelevicius, The Baltic Times editor-in-chief
  To forget some things are harder than others and some events just happen to be once-in-a-lifetime experiences. One of the latter events is the Baltic Way, which saw two million people form a massive human chain on August 23, 1989, to call for independence from the Soviet Union. For me, a child of the Soviet era, my adolescence overlapped with the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s call for glasnostj (openness) and perestroika, the restructuring through political and economic reforms of the ailing Soviet economy, as well as the simultane...
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