Monday, 9 January 2017

Baltic states never willingly communist

Ambassadors of the three Baltic states have asked the German media to stop referring to Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia as "former Soviet republics", reports the Baltic Times. A better description would seem to be "once Soviet-occupied territories" which reasserted their independence after the USSR's break-up.

The BBC, in its Web news pages at least, is more careful to describe them as "Baltic states" and leave it at that.

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