Estonia: Mixed-Heritage Citizens

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about what it takes to become “just Estonian”: “I recall standing in Tallinn Central Hospital looking at the list of maternity doctors on the wall, and seeing either Russian surnames with Estonian last names (Olga Sepp) or Estonian first names with Russian lastnames (Pille Ivanova). I had to wonder, at what point will the established caste of non-mixed Estonians determine that these people – most of whom are bilingual – have become ‘just Estonian'?”

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