This virtual exhibition is a web version of the traveling exhibition The Aftermath of Prague Spring and Charter 77 in Latvia/the Baltics which opened for first time in Prague during the international conference "Prague
Spring 1968. Society, the Mass Media, and the Transfer of Political and Cultural Processes" on June 16-17, 2008.
The exhibition deals with the aftermath of events in 1968 in Czechoslovakia, in Latvia, and in the Baltics uncovering little known facts about the
protests of the Latvian people against the invasion of Czechoslovakia by USSR troops.
The exhibition highlights the Baltic Charter signed by the Baltic dissidents in 1979 in honor of Charter 77, and appeals to all countries in the world to annul the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.
The documents and photographs shown in the exhibition present how the struggle for human rights was transformed into demands to renew the full independence of the Baltic States.
The exhibition was created using sources from the Baltic and Russian archives, museums, as well as private collections.
An exhibition consists of five parts
Authorities and Dissidents
Protests and Demands for Human Rights
Ideology and the individual
Charter 77 - the Inspiration for the Baltic Charter
The Road to Freedom
Information concerning displaying the traveling exhibition elsewhere in Latvia and abroad is available in the chapter About the Exhibition.
Materials and excerpts from the virtual exhibit may be used and quoted with proper credit given to the source.
Comments about the virtual exhibit can be sent to the State Archives of Latvia (Bezdelīgu iela 1, Rīga, LV-1048; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).