On 23 August at 16.00–17.00, a commemoration ceremony will take place on the occasion of the Black Ribbon Day at the Maarjamäe Memorial for the Victims of Communism.
The victims of totalitarian regimes will be commemorated in speeches and a prayer, and wreaths or flowers will be laid. A musical performance will be given by Vox pUNT and conductor Patrik Sebastian Unt.
23 August is the Day of Remembrance for victims of mass repressions of Stalinism and Nazism, created by the European Parliament in 2008. The date was chosen to coincide with the the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, a 1939 non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany which contained a secret protocol dividing Eastern Europe into Soviet and German spheres of influence. This in turn created necessary conditions for the outbreak of the Second World War, the occupation of several independent countries and the expansion of mass repressions.