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Wary of Russia, Estonian Volunteers Rush to Join Militia

Members of Estonia's part-time militia crouch in a sandy trench on a hilltop as machine gun fire echoes through rain washed forest. Russia may be some way off but it is wariness of a vast neighbor that is swelling the force's ranks, drawing  laborers and and office workers alike to a grueling exercise. The Defense League of the Baltic State has grown 10 percent to almost 16,000 soldiers since Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea last year and support...

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