Baltic States

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Baltic States

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Formerly Russian provinces, they became independent countries after World War I and were incorporated into the USSR as constituent republics in 1940. They became independent again in 1991.

Baltic States

pl n
(Placename) the republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which became constituent republics of the former Soviet Union in 1940, regaining their independence in 1991. Sometimes shortened to: the Baltics

Bal′tic States′


n.pl.
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland.
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Russian people came to the Baltic Soviet Republics after the WWII.
At the same time, all three Baltic Soviet republics represented a "Soviet West" for many Soviet citizens (105), based on the particular "European" outlook of Baltic cities, the better standard of life on the coast of the Baltic Sea, and for some even a somewhat more relaxed ideological atmosphere.
After all, he writes, the Baltic Soviet republics were a European "model" because of their culture, work ethic, and high professional qualifications, which everybody in the Soviet Union admired.

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