The Baltic Way was a peaceful and unique demonstration for the freedom of the Baltic nations. On August 23, 1989, about two million people from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (one-fourth of the populations) joined hands over a distance of 595 kilometres.
This human chain, linking the three Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Rīga, and Vilnius, was to protest the Soviet occupation on the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the secret agreement between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. The Pact divided Europe and forcibly kept the Baltic countries behind the Iron Curtain. The Baltic countries, first having established their modern statehood in 1918, regained their independence in 1990-91, and the Baltic Way was a major milestone on their road to regained freedom.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way by organizing a tour for antique vehicles that will follow the historical route of Vilnius-Riga-Tallinn.
An antique vehicles tour will begin on August 18th. (Sunday) 10 AM in Vilnius Cathedral Square.
10.00 – 12.00 Exhibition of antique cars at the Cathedral Square.
10.00 – 11.00 Commemoration of the Baltic Way at the Cathedral Square. Statements by members of the Lithuanian Parliament, representatives of the Government, leaders of Vilnius Municipality and participants of the Baltic Way.
11.00 – 12.00 Concert at the Cathedral Square.
12.00 Departure of antique cars for the historic Baltic Way route Vilnius-Riga-Tallinn.
More details- here.