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I've just returned from a fascinating -- and sobering -- weekend in Estonia. If you're like most Americans, you may not know that Estonia is one of the three Baltic States that until 1991 were part of the Soviet Union.

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My Weekend in What Could Be the Next Russian Front

I’ve just returned from a fascinating — and sobering — weekend in Estonia. If you’re like most Americans, you may not know that Estonia is one of the three Baltic States that until 1991 were part of the Soviet Union.

I’ve just returned from a fascinating — and sobering — weekend in Estonia.

If you’re like most Americans, you may not know that Estonia is one of the three Baltic States that until 1991 were part of the Soviet Union.

Today, the Baltic capitals of Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania) are better known in Europe for the beauty of their women — and as ‚??stag‚?Ě (‚??bachelor‚?Ě) party destinations for British men looking for a good time.

Sure enough, the English guy sitting next to me on the plane to Tallinn was wearing a penguin suit.

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I first visited Estonia in 1989 in the bad old days, when it was still part of the Soviet Union. As I remember it, even the departure times at the train station were bizarrely set an hour later than local time, just so they would match Moscow’s time.

Fast forward 25 years, and Estonia today is a full-fledged member of the European Union (EU), and it even adopted the euro as its currency in 2010. It is also a full-fledged member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Read more about Estonia and why it could be Russia’s next target at Eagle Daily Investor.

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Nicolas A. Vardy is the London-based International Economics Correspondent for Human Events.

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My Weekend in What Could Be the Next Russian Front

I’ve just returned from a fascinating — and sobering — weekend in Estonia.

If you’re like most Americans, you may not know that Estonia is one of the three Baltic States that until 1991 were part of the Soviet Union.

Today, the Baltic capitals of Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania) are better known in Europe for the beauty of their women — and as ‚Äústag‚ÄĚ (‚Äúbachelor‚ÄĚ) party destinations for British men looking for a good time.

Sure enough, the English guy sitting next to me on the plane to Tallinn was wearing a penguin suit.

I first visited Estonia in 1989 in the bad old days, when it was still part of the Soviet Union. As I remember it, even the departure times at the train station were bizarrely set an hour later than local time, just so they would match Moscow’s time.

Fast forward 25 years, and Estonia today is a full-fledged member of the European Union (EU), and it even adopted the euro as its currency in 2010. It is also a full-fledged member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Read more about Estonia and why it could be Russia’s next target at Eagle Daily Investor.

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