"In Lennart Meri, the world has lost a great Estonian, a great statesman and a true Europeanâ€¦ Everywhere that he went, he impressed people by the depth and sincerity of his convictions and by the authenticity of his testimony against the crimes and absurdities of communist totalitarianism. "His own life story embodied the persecutions and unjust sufferings borne by so many Estonians at the hands of the Soviet oppressors. Yet his experiences had not made him bitter; they made him wise. Having witnessed the worst, he was not cynical about human nature, only clear-headed, prudent and alert...
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