Singing Revolution
The Singing Revolution is a commonly used name for events between 1987 and 1991 that led to the restoration of the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The term was coined by an Estonian act...
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Baltic states under Soviet rule
This article Baltic states under Soviet rule covers the period from the end of World War II in 1945, from sovietization onwards until independence was regained in 1991. The Baltic states were occupied...
Sajudis
Sąjūdis (initially known as the Reform Movement of Lithuania, Lithuanian: Lietuvos Persitvarkymo Sąjūdis) is the political organization which led the struggle for Lithuanian independence in the la...
National symbols of Estonia
The national symbols of Estonia are flags, coat of arms, icons or cultural expressions that are emblematic, representative or otherwise characteristic of Estonia or Estonian culture.
The Estonian ...
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Mu isamaa on minu arm
"Mu isamaa on minu arm" ("My Fatherland is My Love") is an Estonian poem by Lydia Koidula. The poem was first set to music for the first Estonian Song Festival in 1869 by Aleksander Kunileid."Mu isama...
Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania
Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos demokratinė darbo partija, LDDP) was a social democratic political party in Lithuania, that emerged from the Lithuanian section of the CP...
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Communist Party of Latvia
Communist Party of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Komunistiskā partija, LKP; Russian: Коммунистическая партия Латвии) was a political party in Latvia.
The party was founded at a congress in Jun...
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Estonian neopaganism
Estonian Neopaganism, or the Estonian native faith (Estonian: Maausk, literally "Native faith"), is the name, in English, for a grouping of contemporary revivals (often called "Neopagan", although adh...
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Lithuanian Liberty League
The Lithuanian Liberty League or LLL (Lithuanian: Lietuvos laisvės lyga) was a dissident organization in the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic and a political party in independent Republic of L...
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Latvian Social Democratic Party
The Latvian Social Democratic Party (Latvian: Latvijas Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija, LSDP) was a political party in Latvia formed by a reformist wing of the Communist Party of Latvia. On 14 April 1...
Estophilia
Estophilia (from Greek: φίλος, "dear, loving") refers to the ideas and activities of people not of Estonian descent who are sympathetic to or interested in Estonian language, Estonian literature or Es...
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Estonian language
Estonian (eesti keel [ˈeːsti ˈkeːl]) is the official language of Estonia, spoken natively by about 1.1 million people in Estonia and tens of thousands in various migrant communities. It belongs to the...
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Latvian National Independence Movement
The Latvian National Independence Movement (Latvian: Latvijas Nacionālās Neatkarības Kustība, LNNK) was a political organization in Latvia from 1988 till mid-1990s.It formed in 1988, as the radica...
Intermovement
The Intermovement (International Movement of Workers in the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic) (Estonian: Interliikumine, Russian: Интердвижение, translit. Interdvizhenie) was a politica...
Emblem of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
The coat of arms of the Estonian SSR was adopted in 1940 by the government of the Estonian SSR. It features a sunrise accented by sunbeams, the hammer and sickle for the victory of communism and the ...
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Kantele
A kantele ([ˈkɑntele]) or harppu (in Sami) is a traditional plucked string instrument of the dulcimer and zither family native to Finland and Karelia. Its relatives can be found throughout the world, ...
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Kazimira Prunskienė
Kazimira Danutė Prunskienė ( pronunciation ) (born February 26, 1943 in Švenčionys district municipality) was the first Prime Minister of Lithuania after the declaration of independence of M...
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Barn Swallow
The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. It is a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings...
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Kalevipoeg
Kalevipoeg (Kalev's Son) is an epic poem by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald held to be the Estonian national epic.
There existed an oral tradition within Ancient Estonia of legends explaining the or...
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Communist Party of Lithuania
The Communist Party of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos komunistų partija, Russian: Коммунистическая партия Литвы) was a communist party in Lithuania, established in early October 1918. The par...
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The Barricades
The Barricades were a series of confrontations between Latvia and forces loyal to the Soviet Union in January 1991 which took place mainly in Riga. The events are named for the popular effort of buil...
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Helsinki-86
The CTAG (Latvian: Cilvēktiesību aizstāvības grupa, Human Rights Defense Group) Helsinki-86 was founded in July, 1986 in the Latvian port town of Liepāja by three workers: Linards Grantiņš, Raimon...
Popular Front of Estonia
The Popular Front of Estonia (Estonian: Rahvarinne), introduced to the public by the Estonian politician Edgar Savisaar under the short-lived name Popular Front for the Support of Perestroika, wa...
Estonian National Independence Party
The Estonian National Independence Party (Estonian: Eesti Rahvusliku Sõltumatuse Partei), commonly abbreviated ERSP, was a nationalist political party founded in August 1988 in what was then the Eston...
International Front of the Working People of Latvia
The International Front of the Working People of the Latvian SSR or Interfront (Latvian: Latvijas PSR Internacionālā Darbaļaužu fronte, Interfronte, Russian: Интернациональный фронт трудящихся...
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Estonian folklore
The earliest mentioning of Estonian singing dates back to Saxo Grammaticus Gesta Danorum (c. 1179). Saxo speaks of Estonian warriors who sang at night while waiting for a battle. Henry of Livonia at t...
The Singing Revolution
The Singing Revolution is a documentary film created by James Tusty and Maureen Castle Tusty about the nonviolent Singing Revolution in Estonia in which hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered pu...
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