1985–1991. Restoration of independence

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  • The first changes

    ​By the mid-1980s, the Soviet Union’s economy was in a critical situation, largely caused by a lack of technological development compared to the West ...
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  • Breakthrough years

    ​Estonian society became politically active in 1988. A joint plenum of the creative unions (writers, artists, architects, and theatre and film people), which focused on ...
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  • The road to independence

    ​The two trends came together in spring 1990, when the Estonian SSR Supreme Soviet declared the authority of the Soviet Union in Estonia illegal. A ...
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  • External links


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