The little-known hero who dropped flowers on the Baltic Way

  • 2019-08-29
  • linas Jegelevicius
As Lithuania and the Baltics get ready for the landmark 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, also known as the Baltic Chain, when during the run-up to the restoration of the independence of all three Baltic nations around two million people joined hands in a human chain spanning 675.5 kilometres (419.7 miles) across the three Baltic states, one witness to the event is very special by all accounts. Meet Vytautas Tamosiunas, a 69-year-old pilot, who thirty years ago took to the air in a Soviet AN-2 aircraft and scattered tonnes of flowers on the heads of the people below. “Some wished th...
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