August 23 MRP anniversary and Baltic Way solidarity events in Washington, DC
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(JBANC) This year August 23 will mark the 70th year since the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (MRP) between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

That agreement between Stalin and Hitler doomed half of Europe to decades of misery under foreign tyranny.

August 23 also marks the 20th anniversary of the Baltic Way, which united the nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania against Soviet oppression and occupation. On that day in 1989, over a quarter of the populations of the three Baltic countries joined hands for nearly 400 miles to demonstrate their love of freedom.

On Sunday, August 23, 2009 those two events will be remembered in a half day commemoration and celebration in Washington, DC in which the Baltic Way will be recreated.

You are invited to join that day to remember, take part and link hands in the 2009 Baltic Way, and to show solidarity with our friends in Central and Eastern Europe, including those in the country of Georgia, who have suffered a year since the Russian invasion and occupation of their territories.

More details forthcoming soon.

For more information on the 1989 Baltic Way, please see:
For 2009 Baltic Way in DC event information, please contact JBANC at the address below.


Karl Altau
Managing Director
Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc.
Estonian American National Council, Inc.
American Latvian Association, Inc.
Lithuanian American Council, Inc.

400 Hurley Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
tel. 301-340-1954
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