Breaking into Estonia

  • 1999-03-25
  • Rebecca Santana
"I just turned the key once and that's why it all happened," said Alistair Holloway, a Reuters correspondent in Estonia. But since he only turned once and not twice as required with Estonian locks, he was locked out of his apartment, taken to the police station and eventually treated to some Russian hospitality. And it all happened within 24 hours of arriving in Estonia. Holloway arrived in 1997 to start a job with The Baltic Times. On his first night, he took a cab home to Lasnamae, the land of high-rise, gray apartment buildings on the edge of Tallinn that all look eerily similar. Unfortu...
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