The european day of remembrance for the victims of totalitarian regimes

The Criminal Legacy of Communism and Nazism

22nd-23rd August 2015
Tallinn, ESTONIA

In the late hours of 23rd of August 1939 a pact was signed in Moscow, which shaped the future ofseveralcountries for years to come. The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, named after the former Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and the German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, was formally a non-aggression pact, but according to the secret additional protocol, annexed to the official document, it concerned the partition of territories and meant the loss of independence for the sovereign states: Poland, Lithuania, Latviaand Estonia.

In memory of this day the European Parliament adopted in 2008 a declaration on the proclamation of August 23 as the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.


Contact informtion
Official Partner: Estonian Institute of Human Rights
Villardi 22-6
13036 Tallinn

Ms AetKukk
Tel. +372 642 1000
Mobile: +372 53302328

Ministry of Justice
Ms Maria Suurna,
Tel 6208193