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Baltics


Baltics Book Review

Rita Laima’s new memoir, Skylarks & Rebels, chronicles her unique personal story, and in so doing, captures the trajectory of Latvian history and grapples …

On August 23, 1939, Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop signed a nonaggression pact between the Soviet Union …

On August 23, 1939, Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s Nazi Germany pledged mutual non-aggression through the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (MRP), dividing up Central and Eastern …


Baltics

Dr. Mart Laar, on whom the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation this year bestows its Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, is a historian, professor, and …


Baltics

During the twenty-two years of Estonia’s independence between 1918 and 1940, the Soviet Union, its massive neighbor, and its tool the Comintern subjected the …


Baltics Communism

Under Soviet rule, mass deportations displaced thousands of men, women, and children across the Baltic states. One of the largest deportations–on 25 March, 1949–saw …


Baltics Poland

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the former captive nations of Eastern and Central Europe faced a daunting challenge: Could …


Baltics

This June, we remember the mass deportations conducted by the Soviet Union in the occupied Baltic countries during World War II. June 14, 1941, …

Washington policymakers are overlooking a potentially serious foreign policy crisis: the mounting Russian pressure, economic, political and military, on the tiny but strategically located …