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Estonia: Lennart and Arnold Meri

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Estonia, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Politics, War & Conflict

Itching for Eestimaa writes [1]: “One Meri cousin, Lennart, just had an airport named after him to coincide with the annual foreign policy conference that bears his name. […] The other Meri cousin, Arnold, spent his twilight years on trial for the deportation of the men, women, and children of Hiiumaa while being defended to the bitter end by the Kremlin and its media. […]” Eric Dickens guest-blogs [2] at A Step At A Time about Arnold Meri, too: “Arnold Meri, who died a couple of days ago, shared his surname with the late President of Estonia, Lennart Meri. They were indeed cousins, but what they did for Estonia could hardly be more different.”