Perestroika in the Baltics Republics

Published: Spring 1990    |    By: Toivo Milan    |    Volume 47, No. 3


Although Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania appear similar to the outside observer, not least because they are often lumped together as the Baltic republics, they are very different ethnically and linguistically. Their histories, though linked, are also different, and in the pursuit of perestroika, glasnost, and, finally, independence over the past three years, each has followed a different path and timetable, with sometimes one and sometimes another taking the lead.

About the Author

Toivo Miljanis Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He was the resource person on the Institute’s study trip to the Baltic states in June 1989.