Estonia, the smallest of the Baltic states, was occupied three times during WWII, has faced deportations, population transplantations and mass executions.
The former Soviet Socialist Republic now NATO member is presently one of the most economically successful new Eastern European members of the European Union. It also shares a border with Russia, and is home to 300,000 ethnic Russians - a quarter of its population.
As Putin extends his gaze, Finnish-Estonian novelist Sofi Oksanen, author of "When the Doves Disappeared," sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss Estonia's history and future.
Sofi Oksanen: Eyes on Estonia