The conference brought together scholars, experts, journalists and politicians to discuss the legacy of the Molotov-‐Ribbentrop Pact, signed 75 years ago, that split Europe into Nazi and Soviet spheres of influence. Conference presenters and participants underscored the need for increased awareness of totalitarian crimes and justice for victims. Digitization of formerly classified archival documents was identified as a crucial step toward advancing research on the totalitarian past and strengthening educational and awareness raising efforts.
The Platform joined EU Ministers of Justice, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Members of the European Parliament, and community members in a candle-‐lighting ceremony for the victims of totalitarianism held at the “Corner House”, the former KGB building in Riga. The event was attended by about 200 people and was covered by the national media.
The Platform´s travelling exhibition “Totalitarianism in Europe” opened as a part of the event. It will be presented by the Museum of Occupation in Riga until the end of September 2014.