Fred Hiatt notices today something Paul Goble and I wrote about back in April (here too): Russia is becoming a friendlier neighbor to the Baltic States.
And, speaking of that part of the world, it's seventy years (seitsekümmend aastat) since Estonia became part of the Soviet Union. Giustino provides some history. I'll add that Marju Lauristin, the daughter of Johannes Lauristin, played a significant part as a member of the Estonian Supreme Soviet in getting Estonia out of the Soviet Union. You just never know how your kids are going to turn out.