Category Archives: World

Kidnapping of Estonian officer is political – as is everything related to Russia

On 5 September, operatives of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) illegally entered the territory of the Republic of Estonia, a member of NATO and the European Union, and kidnapped by force an officer of the Internal Security Service (ISS) … Continue reading

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The Cold War hasn’t gone anywhere

In 1946, the author, George Orwell, wrote that Russia had “began to make a ‘cold war’ on Britain and the British Empire.” To add to this, Bernard Baruch said a year later, “we are today in the midst of a … Continue reading

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Obama’s Vietnam

On January 27, 1973, the United States, the Republic of Vietnam and the communist North Vietnam signed the Paris Peace Accords. The aim of the treaty was to stop the fighting in Vietnam and give the United States a basis … Continue reading

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It’s time to let the old terrorist go

I have always believed that a person’s actions define what one is. And the bad deeds always prevail over the good deeds. So if one has killed hundreds of people and then, years later becomes “good”, then one’s still a … Continue reading

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Chaos in Turkey—what the hell is happening?

For days now we’ve seen gruesome pictures of people being gassed, shot at, chased, injured and killed all over Turkey. A mess that started from a peaceful gathering in Istanbul’s Taksim Square has spread throughout the country and at least … Continue reading

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Cuba is changing for the better—but will that kill “The System”?

I remember, growing up in the evil empire of the Soviet Union, nobody could go abroad if the KGB didn’t deem you worthy. Not even to the Soviet satellite states—like Poland or Yugoslavia. If you wanted to go abroad, you … Continue reading

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Can your enemy’s friend be your friend?

Written for and published on Estonian World on 9 November. “This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility.” “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” This exchange happened between US President Barack Obama and Russian then-President Dmitri … Continue reading

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Questions we’ve got to ask ourselves before this crucial election

I tend to agree with many who say that this Tuesday’s presidential election the US may just as well be the most important one of our lives. True, that is said before every major election, but considering how things in … Continue reading

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Present day Russia = Soviet Union. Exhibit 23343235435346

It’s amazing how many people there are, especially in the Western world, who are under the impression that today’s Russia is a normal, democratic country. The number of people who believe that is particularly high among European and American politicians, … Continue reading

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Bigger income tax doesn’t work; fairer does

According to some sources, Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson makes £2 million a year. Sounds like a large amount of money, but the sad truth is, he only sees less than a half of it. According to a tax calculator, … Continue reading

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