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Spooked by Russia, Tiny Estonia Trains a Nation of Insurgents | The New York Times

Spooked by Russia, Tiny Estonia Trains a Nation of Insurgents | The New York Times

Her face puffy from lack of sleep, Vivika Barnabas peered down at the springs, rods and other parts of a disassembled assault rifle spread before her.

At last, midway through one of this country’s peculiar, grueling events known as patrol competitions, she had come upon an easy task.

Already, she and her three teammates had put out a fire, ridden a horse, identified medicinal herbs from the forest and played hide-and-seek with gun-wielding “enemies” in the woods at night.

Source: Spooked by Russia, Tiny Estonia Trains a Nation of Insurgents – The New York Times