Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and Baltic Way anniversaries commemorated in Stockholm
Monday, August 25, 2014
On the occasion of the 75th Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, the Baltic communities of Sweden in co-operation with Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Embassies, Estonian Swedes Cultural Organisation and the Måndagsrörelsen (The Monday Movement) organized in Stockholm a meeting to commemorate the historical events.
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August 23 marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that divided Europe and facilitated the start of the Second World War. Now remembered as Black Ribbon Day in many countries, it coincided this year with the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way event. There were several commemorations in the United States that started early in the morning with a ceremony in the United States Congress and later the same morning at the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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