A report on Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic, Estonia and Russians in Estonia
The Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (widely used abbreviation Estonian SSR; Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik, Eesti NSV; Эстонская Советская Социалистическая Республика, Эстонская ССР) was an ethnically based administrative subdivision of the former Soviet Union (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR) covering the territory of Estonia in 1940–1941 and 1944–1991.- Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
In Estonia, the population of ethnic Russians is estimated at 320,000, most of whom live in the capital city Tallinn and other urban areas of Harju and Ida-Viru counties.- Russians in Estonia
Democratic throughout most of the interwar period, Estonia declared neutrality at the outbreak of World War II, but the country was repeatedly contested, invaded and occupied, first by Stalinist Soviet Union in 1940, then by Nazi Germany in 1941, and ultimately reoccupied in 1944 by, and annexed into, the USSR as an administrative subunit (Estonian SSR).- Estonia
The country remained annexed to the Soviet Union until 1991, except for the period of Nazi occupation between 1941 and 1944.- Russians in Estonia
The Soviet Union began Russification, with hundreds of thousands of Russians and people of other Soviet nationalities being induced to settle in Estonia, which eventually threatened to turn Estonians into a minority in their own land.- Estonia
While the Baltic republics had the highest living standard in the Soviet Union and high rates of industrialisation, the ethnic Estonians in Estonian SSR (similarly to Latvians in Latvian SSR, but unlike Lithuanians in Lithuanian SSR) suffered a sharp decline of their proportion in the total population due to the large-scale immigration, mostly of Russians.- Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
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Narva (, Нарва ) is a municipality and city in Estonia.
The Russian Federation, however, considers Estonia to be a successor of the Estonian SSR and recognizes the 1945 border between the two former national republics.
95.7% of the population of Narva are native Russian speakers, and 87.7% are ethnic Russians.