The Baltics: should Britain be rushing to their defence?

Zhopa

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No idea on Estonian names.
A decent smattering of ones that might not work quite so well around the married patch because you really don't want to pronounce them English-style. Like Virge, Rutt, Madli, Kerli, Urve... sure there are more.

And some you don't even want to hear them pronounced in Estonian. Sure Õie must be the Estonian equivalent of shouting at Huey.
 
A decent smattering of ones that might not work quite so well around the married patch because you really don't want to pronounce them English-style. Like Virge, Rutt, Madli, Kerli, Urve... sure there are more.

And some you don't even want to hear them pronounced in Estonian. Sure Õie must be the Estonian equivalent of shouting at Huey.
Madli wants an umlaut on the a, right, like mädel or mädchen?
 

Zhopa

War Hero
Try mud-lee.
 
Deutsche Welle has just reported that a bogus email has been sent out purporting to be from NATO Secretary-General Jens Stolterberg. The email appears to be hostile FUD intended to take advantage of the CV19 crisis and to cause confusion and disorder.

'Malign actor' poses as NATO chief, emails Lithuania saying troops are pulling out | DW | 22.04.2020

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More on the propaganda war:
Disinformation and propaganda during the coronavirus pandemic | DW | 31.03.2020
Four Types of Russian Propaganda - Aspen Institute Central Europe
Here’s What Russia’s Propaganda Network Wants You to Read
Coronavirus and Information Manipulation
 
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Zhopa

War Hero
Since this is the closest thing we've got to a Belarus thread -

It's gesture diplomacy, but our chap in Minsk is making friends and influencing people by being the only DA organising something practical to help their armed forces with their coronavirus problem (subtext: we are the people you really want to be talking to, as opposed to the Russians who are very noticeably doing sweet FA).

 
To be followed by HMS Tofu and HMS Seitan?
You beat me to it. Who in the name of Johnny Haines names a warship after a vegetarian meat substitute? Whatever next, HMS Soyamilk?
 
Since this is the closest thing we've got to a Belarus thread -

It's gesture diplomacy, but our chap in Minsk is making friends and influencing people by being the only DA organising something practical to help their armed forces with their coronavirus problem (subtext: we are the people you really want to be talking to, as opposed to the Russians who are very noticeably doing sweet FA).

Here's the Google Translate version.


As part of countering the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19
05/15/2020

Defence Attache at the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Belarus, Lt. Col. Timothy White-Boycott, as part of counteracting the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19, donated 2,000 protective coveralls to the state institution “432 Orders of the Red Star” of the main military clinical medical center of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus Belarusian production.
They will be used by the medical staff of the clinical centre in daily activities.
 

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