In 1939 according to Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, Lithuania has lost its independence and was attached to TSRS. In 1989 in order to remember this event, Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians got arm-in-arm and made a live chain through the Baltic States. In such way they symbolically separated from the Soviet Union and expressed the will to be free. This day is commemorated nowadays. Exhibitions are organized, special films and broadcasts are shown, as well as discussions on history are hold.