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Baltics marks 70th anniversary of major Soviet deportations

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Baltic states on Monday mark the 70th anniversary of mass Soviet deportations. The deportation operation, code-named Priboy (Coastal Surf), was launched on March 25, 1949, and around 95,000 residents of the Baltic states, including 32,000 from Lithuania, 42,000 from Latvia and 21,000 from Estonia, were deported in March-April of that year, with women and children making a major part of them. As the Baltic states mark this painful date,…