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Preventing History from Repeating; US Reaffirms Solidarity with Estonia

The cheers for Russia in Ukraine’s annexed Crimea peninsula were, for many Estonians, an eerie reminder of their past.   “It is history repeating itself, because in 1940 when Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union, it was basically the same scenario,” Estonian Army 2nd Lieutenant Simmo Sarr said.   Back then, a Russian coup d’état was made to look like a popular revolt. Unfair elections followed, which put the Communist party in charge of the Estonian government. The new...

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