Baltic Independence Video

Sajudis In Lithuania (1990)
Description: Sajudis celebrates its victory in elections to Supreme Soviet (1990). A speaker refers to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact at a rally. The illegal pact would serve as the legal foundation of the secession of the Baltic republics. Outdoor meeting with Vytautas Landsbergis, soon to be first head of state of Lithuania after its declaration of independence. Unveiling of the monument to freedom.

Crackdown in Latvia and Lithuania (1991)
Description: Events in Lithuania (Vilnius, January 1991). Tanks drive onto the square, soldiers beat people; people carry flags on the square. Events in Latvia (Riga, January 1991). Panorama of a square packed with people and trucks, a police car cruises the city streets, tracer bullets fly, people carry away a wounded man.

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