Popular Front Museum Opens ({{commentsTotal}})

Edgar Savisaar in 1988
Edgar Savisaar in 1988 Source: Photo: ERR

A small museum dedicated to the Popular Front, remembered for its role in the independence movement of the late 1980s, has opened in Tallinn. 

The opening of the exhibit in the glass gallery under Freedom Square coincided with the 25th anniversary of the first congress held in Tallinn's Linnahall convention center.

The movement traces its history back to April 1988 when Edgar Savisaar, then the research director of a Tallinn company, advanced the idea on an Estonian Television program. The intention was to support perestroika. 

The museum displays materials connected to the founding and its years of activity. The movement spawned the Center Party but the organization itself wound up in 1993 having accomplished its objectives.