Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, former Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, gave an impressive lecture at Tartu College, expanding on the topic of Baltic re-independence. His speech at Tartu College, titled "Transforming from Totalitarianism to Democracy: Learning from the Baltic Experience" touched on various topics from the Baltic situation in the early 90s to present day Ukraine and even the Middle East.
Mr. Hannibalsson was also the star of the film "Those Who Dare", which screened at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema during EstDocs Gala night on Friday.
The well attended speech elicited many questions from attending representatives of various communities, including Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian and Icelandic.
Here is a short excerpt from his speech. Look for a longer version in the near future at Estonian World Review.
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Photos: Peeter Põldre
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