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Today’s focus: Baltic Freedom Day
Proclaimed by US President Reagan in 1982, it commemorates June 14 1941. During World War II, the Soviet Union recieved three Baltic States from Nazi Germany in the Soviet-Nazi Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. These were Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which were then occupied by Russian settlers who overtook the homes of locals and their property. The locals were deported, brought to labour camps, or died in prison.
Many of those people and their descendants came to live in the USA, and this event was established to ensure that people would never forget the tragedy.
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Daily Trivia: The song ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ by Eric Idle is the most popular funeral song played in the UK.