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The legacy of '89 in Estonia

Twenty years ago, the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were firmly part of the Soviet Union.

But many people were calling for greater independence from Moscow.

One high profile protest against Soviet rule was the human chain across all three nations on 24 August 1989, when millions of people joined hands.

Brian Hanrahan reported from Estonia during the late 1980s for the BBC, and has returned to see the legacy of the revolution.


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