Black Ribbon Day

August 23rd, otherwise known as Black Ribbon day, is the day of remembrance for the victims of Stalinism and Nazism.

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Yesterday, two ALJA executive board members, Ēriks Lazdins and Nikolajs Timrots, laid flowers at the Victims of Communism Memorial in DC on the anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

“Today, as it has done every August 23rd since 2009, the European Union will mark this anniversary as a Day of remembrance “for the victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes” in order to “nourish [Europe’s] commitment to stand up for our common values and principles”. ” -up.north.eu

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