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Behind the Iron Curtain

Soviet Estonia in the Era of the Cold War


Edited By Tõnu Tannberg

During the Cold War, Estonia lay behind the Iron Curtain. Even in the grip of Soviet rule, the country underwent many important developments. This volume brings together fourteen papers on the political, economic, and cultural history of Estonia during the Cold War. Their topics range from international relations and the border regime to tourism and the media. The papers are based on extensive archival research and make use of many previously unexamined documents. The resulting book offers new insights into the history of Estonia and of the Cold War on a local level.
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List of Contributors


Dr Ivo Juurvee is Associate Professor at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences.

Dr Tiiu Kreegipuu is history teacher at the Hugo Treffner High School in Tartu.

Dr Olev Liivik is Researcher at the Estonian History Museum.

Dr Vahur Made is Associate Professor at the University of Tartu.

Dr Meelis Maripuu is board member and editor at the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory.

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