Meelis Maripuu

Meelis Maripuu has a PhD in history and is a member of the board of the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory.

Estonia in the grip of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the realpolitik of great powers

On 23 August 1939, the German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Vyacheslav Molotov, his counterpart in the Soviet Union, signed a non-aggression treaty – the so-called Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact – and its additional secret protocols that divided the spheres of influence between the two totalitarian powers; Meelis Maripuu looks back …

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