Thirty years ago this month, a series of peaceful demonstrations…

August is a pretty significant month for many in Estonia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe. Here’s one take on why that is.

Thirty years ago this month, a series of peaceful demonstrations in Eastern Europe set off a chain of events that culminated in the collapse of the Soviet Union. Looking back, it is now clear that Europe experienced a miracle in 1989: the story could have had a much darker and bloodier ending.

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