Tag Archives: Estonia

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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When Russia invaded Estonia—and Jack Ryan saved it

This post first appeared on EstonianWorld. The time is “present day.” Russia’s president is a former KGB officer who uses phrases like “The fall of the Soviet Union was one of the greatest tragedies of the last century.” The modern … 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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Minister gets caught deleting FB comments, claims he “ran out of Facebook space”

An Estonian minister on Thursday got caught deleting questions and comments people had posted on his Facebook wall about ACTA, the heavily protested global anti-piracy law, claiming he was “running out of Facebook space”. Defence Minister Mart Laar, the leader … 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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Operation: Last Chance, by Dr Efraim Zuroff

Commitment. Dedication. Willingness. Devotion. Mission. There are millions of people who have no idea what that means. There are millions of people who don’t understand these virtues and don’t even want to. Unfortunately, there are even those who hate people with such qualities. … Continue reading

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