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  • I have to put this short message here. We just have to remember what one deranged person is capable of.

    Today, 71 years ago in 1941, June Deportation started in Estonia. 10 000 people were taken to Siberia in cattle wagons. Men were separated from their families and sent to prison camps were half of them died, women and children (age did not matter from babies to very old people) ended up in Siberia. At the same time mass deportation started in Latvia, Lithuania, West-Belorussia, West-Ukraine and Moldova. There were other deportation waves and altogether more than 30 000 people were taken from Estonia alone. This number does not seem to be so high but if we keep in mind that in 1941 the population here was a little over 1 million. In 1956, people were allowed to come back but their properties and possessions were not returned to them. As a result of Stalin’s genocide more than 40 small nations were wiped out in Russia. Estonia was meant to be one of them…

    It is too painful to write more. By miracle or obstinacy we are still here. Guess even small nations have their purpose.

    (Photo: railway has several meanings)
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