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June 14 – A National Day of Commemoration

June 14th marks the day in 1941 when the Soviet authorities organized the first mass deportation of Estonians to Siberia. It is a day of mourning and commemoration for the Estonian people. “We can never forget the losses we have borne. We can never forget those who can no longer ...

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8 May: Memorial Day for the victims of World War II

By its resolution of 22 November 2004, the United Nations General Assembly declared 8 and 9 May as a time of remembrance and reconciliation, and invited Member States, United Nations bodies, non-governmental organizations and individuals to observe annually either one or both of those days in an appropriate manner, to ...

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History of Estonia up to the 50’s of the 20th century

Estonians belong to the Baltic nations only in the political sense, but language-wise their closest relations are the Finns and the Karelians, with whom they make up the Finnish-Baltic subgroup, belonging to the Finnish-Permean group of the Ungro-Finnish language family. It is not known when the ancestors of the Estonians ...

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