Soviet Union: Brickbats from The Baltics

Brickbats from The Baltics

As Moscow celebrated the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany last week, Defense Minister Dmitri Yazov insisted that the Baltic states had been "liberated" by the Red Army, not occupied, as the secessionists contend. "We were met with flowers," said Yazov. But Soviet officials were the targets, of brickbats rather than bouquets in the three Baltic capitals, which jointly announced an agreement for the direct trading of their agricultural products among themselves, cutting out Soviet ministries.

ESTONIA. Parliament voted to restore a paragraph to its constitution that declares the country is "an independent republic," and to drop "Soviet Socialist" from its name....

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