Good friends recently told us that their young son turned off the TV because the news was frightening him. He's not the only one who has been scared. Georgia and South Ossetia may be a long way from Estonia, but even so we follow the Georgian conflict with a chill up our spines. Why? Slippery … Continue reading The Eastern Chill
All summer long we have been hearing rumblings from the East about imbalanced portrayals of the Russian government at the hands of the Baltic states and unfair treatment of Russian minorities. A recent mission prayer calendar issued by my own denomination even indicated that mistreatment of Russian minorities in the Baltics may well amount to … Continue reading Baltic Bullies: Fear or Smear?
Estonia has made world news lately as the relocation of a soviet-era bronze war memorial prompted riots by Russians in the capital city of Tallinn. I've culled some good articles from the internet to shed some light on the meaning behind these disturbing events. Here is some brief background. The war memorial is a bronze … Continue reading Estonia’s Bronze Soldier