Ilus Eesti, beautiful Estonia. My family's homeland. Estonia's countryside and people have an endearing gentleness about them which you fall in love with slowly and imperceptibly. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Estonians' courage and determination to survive despite centuries of repression, tyranny and foreign occupation. This blog aims to promote Estonian news, history and culture and seeks to enlighten readers about everything this unique country has to offer.
Monday, 31 August 2020
31 August 1994 - the last Russian soldiers leave Estonian soil
On this day 26 years ago, the last Russian troops left the Republic of Estonia marking completion of the country's restoration of independence. The occupation which began in June 1940 finally ended on the 31st August 1994. What a joyful day that would have been!