On August 23, 1989, on the day of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, about two million people lined up along the "Tallinn-Riga" highway, a 600 km long live chain.
For a minute people held each other's hands and chanted "Freedom!"
Six months after that moment of unity, the Seimas of Lithuania decided to withdraw from the USSR, 96% of the deputies voted for it.
Then no one could imagine that in April 1990 the economic blockade of the republic would begin, and in January 1991 the tanks would enter the capital ...
The succession of tragic events on January 12-13, 1991 is being restored by Lithuanian journalist Edmundas Ganasauskas, TV presenters Egle Buchelite and Tatiana Mitkova, who suffered Loretta Shlyakene.
The program includes footage of the chronicle: people on the track on August 23, 1989, the night from January 12 to January 13, 1991 in Vilnius with radio military talks, a fragment of the night the release of TV news with a fragment of the documentary After Lethargy (1989, directed by A. Nikishin), which Tatyana Mitkova and her colleagues released on air instead of the reportage banned by the leadership.
Mitkova T.R. -- TV presenter, journalist, editor-in-chief of the NTV information service.
Locations: Vilnius