Signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
Society

Lithuania receives copies of 1939 Soviet-Nazi pact from Germany

Germany has given Lithuania copies of a 1939 Soviet-Nazi pact that divided Eastern Europe into spheres of influence, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. […]

Irene Angelico at the Berlin Wall, 1980s - Photo Courtesy DLI Productions
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Dark Lullaby: Irene Angelico’s belated pilgrimage to Vilnius

Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Irene Angelico confronts her doubts and visits Vilnius, the city where her parents lived during the Second World War. They knew it as Vilna. […]

Signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
Opinion

Opinion: Molotov-Ribbentrop and the birth of the Lithuanian-American alliance

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed 75 years ago is remembered as the beginning of an alliance between Hitler and Stalin that divided Eastern Europe between the two totalitarian dictators and opened the way to World War II. That it certainly was, but the accord had another impact as well: reaction to it marked the beginning of an alliance between Lithuania and her Baltic neighbours with the United States. […]

Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis. Photo Ludo Segers
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Black Ribbon Day in Washington, D.C., marks 75th anniversary of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

August 23 marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that divided Europe and facilitated the start of the Second World War. Now remembered as Black Ribbon Day in many countries, it coincided this year with the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way event. There were several commemorations in the United States that started early in the morning with a ceremony in the United States Congress and later the same morning at the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C. […]

US Capitol. Photo: Ludo Segers
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Black Ribbon day commemoration in Washington, DC

Seventy-five years ago, on 23 August, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a cooperation and non-aggression pact. The now infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact divided Europe and provided with its secret provisions an evil platform that set the stage for the Second World War. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact divided Europe in a half Nazi, half Communist continent. It stands as a stark reminder that totalitarianism in its various forms leads to death and destruction. […]