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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Some remarks about the discourse of Russian Pribaltika in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.