Tiina's Widows start a new life

  • 1998-08-20
  • By Katya Cengel
A group of women and children abandoned by their husbands and country learn how to make choices they were never given. In part I of II, Katya Cengel reports on how women and children abandoned by Soviet troops who left Estonia have found their direction.Tiina Ilsen remembers the first time she met the women her colleagues now refer to as "Tiina's widows." In the spring of 1995, five very angry women stormed into the OSCE office demanding she help them return to Russia. The women came from Amari, a former Soviet military town in Estonia that was closed to the public until 1994. The five wome...
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