Baltic Appeal

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The Baltic Appeal (Estonian: Balti apell, Latvian: 45 baltiešu memorands, Lithuanian: 45 memorandumas) was a public letter to the general secretary of the United Nations, Soviet Union, East and West Germany, and signatories of the Atlantic Charter by 45 Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian citizens. Sent on 23 August 1979, the 40th anniversary of the Molotov–Ribbentrop pact, the appeal demanded public disclosure of the pact and its secret protocols, annulment of the pact ab initio, and restoration of the independence of the Baltic states, then occupied by the Soviet Union.

The appeal was published in foreign press and constituted basis for European Parliament's decision of 13 January 1983 in support of its demands. In Soviet-controlled territory, it was widespread through samizdat.

Signatories: Romas Andrijauskas, Stase Andrijauskiene, Alfonsas Andriukaitis, Vytautas Bastys, Vytautas Bogušis, Vladas Bobinas, Romas Vitkevičius, Jonas Volungevičius, Jonas Dambrauskas, Romas Eišvydas, Rimas Žukovskas, Ivars Žukovskis, Alfrēds Zaideks, Juris Ziemelis, Liutauras Kazakevičius, Leonas Laurinskas, Valdis Larius, Algirdas Mocius, Mart-Olav Niklus, Napoleonas Norkūnas, Uldis Ofkants, Sigitas Paulavičius, Angele Paškauskiene, Jonas Pratusevičius, Jadvyga Petkevičiene, Jonas Petkevičius, Fēlikss Nikmanis, Sigitas Randys, Endel Ratas, Henrikas Sambora, Julius Sasnauskas, Leonora Sasnauskaite, Algis Statkevičius, Kestutis Subačius, Enn Tarto, Antanas Terleckas, Erik Udam, Ints Cālītis, Petras Cidzikas, Arvydas Čekanavičius, Vladas Šakalys, Jonas Šerkšnas, Zigmas Širvinskas, Mečislovas Jurevičius, Virgilijus Jaugelis.

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