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  • The Livonian War (1558-1583)

    The Livonian war was a conflict that was launched with the invasion of the army of Ivan the Terrible into Livonia in January 1558. The confrontation that had started off as the Russian-Livonian war soon expanded when the Old Livona collapsed and was divided between Denmark, Sweden and … Continue reading

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  • Red terror in Estonia in the years 1940-1941

    The repressions against the local elite started here already before the annexation of Estonia by the Soviet Union. In 1941 the number of arrests and executions increased. On 14 June 1941 the Soviet security forces organized the first mass deportation of the Estonian people to Siberia, more than 10 … Continue reading

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  • Signing of the Peace Treaty of Tartu

    Estonia was the first democratic country to sign an official agreement with the Bolshevik regime. This was the Peace Treaty of Tartu, signed on February 2, 1920, which ended the War of Independence. With it, the Soviet Russia acknowledged the independence and sovereignty of Estonia. President … Continue reading

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  • Russians in the Livonian Crusade

    Next to the Germans and the Danes, less attention has been paid to the part that the Russians played in the conquests in Livonia, during the XIII century. Nonetheless, they had significant influence, and their activities varied: Russians allied themselves with either the Germans of the Estonians, … Continue reading

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