March 1989

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    Romania: Radio Free Europe broadcasts the “Letter of Six” criticising the politics of Ceauşescu; the letter was written by communist activists left out by the dictator.
  • 15
    Hungary: A large opposition demonstration in Budapest to commemorate the Revolutions of 1848.
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    Bulgaria: The Orthodox Committee for Religious Rights Protection (Komitet za zashtita na religioznite prava, svobodata na syvestta y dukhovnite tsennosti) is established.
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    Hungary: The Round Table of the Opposition is founded, consisting of the eight most important opposition groups.
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    Soviet Union: Elections for the Congress of People’s Deputies (Sjezd narodnych deputatov); many independent candidates are elected, including several dissidents.