You are probably aware that in the year 2018 Estonia will celebrate its centennial. You might also wonder how is this possible, as Estonia was under Soviet Rule from 1944-1991? Here’s a short answer to that question.
The Republic of Estonia was born hundred years ago, on February 24th, 1918. From the next day, the new country was in turmoil. A brief occupation by German forces was followed by an attack from Soviet Russia and the Estonian War of Independence. The war ended and a ceasefire started on January 3rd, 1920.