• 2015-03-04
  • By Richard Martyn-Hemphill
NARVA - Anyone listening closely from the medieval ramparts of the Russian border town of Ivangorod last Tuesday afternoon would have been treated to the charming sounds of a military brass band. Such was the proximity of this year’s Estonian Independence Day parade to the Russian border — and there was much more to it than just the pageantry of brass bands and flags: over a thousand NATO and Estonian troops marched past crowds of local spectators lined up along the icy pavements of Narva — a post-industrial Estonian town that’s separated from Russia by a na...
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