A Chain of Freedom

Vabadus! Vabadus! Vabadus! With interlocking hands held high, Estonians joined together in lines four and six deep in Tallinn to chant a single word: "Freedom!" The invocation was echoed last week all along a human chain, formed by an estimated 2 million people, that stretched from the Estonian capital of Tallinn across Latvia and into neighboring Lithuania to end at Gediminas Tower in Vilnius, some 400 miles from the starting point.

The protesters linked hands to mark the 50th anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, which included secret protocols that cleared the way for the annexation of the Baltics...

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