🕯️Today, on the 80th anniversary of the mass deportations in the Baltic states by the #Soviet Union occupation forces, we are yet again reminded of the crimes perpetrated by this bloody regime:
▪️ On the night of 13–14 June 1941, the NKVD, the #Soviet secret service, started the operation aimed at purging the Baltic space of the most active anti-Soviet forces.
▪️ Tens of thousands of people were deported to the #Soviet Far East without trials in whole families (check the infographic below for the breakdown by countries).
▪️ The month of June also marks deportations from the territories of other countries occupied by the #Soviet regime: #Poland (mostly present-day West #Belarus and western #Ukraine) and #Moldova.
▪️ Mass deportations were an integral part of the #Soviet system, taking various forms, from the removal of the so-called “anti-Soviet” elements to deportations of entire nationalities.
▪️ Overall, the total number of victims of different forms of #Soviet repression in the years 1940/1941 is estimated at 34,000 in #Latvia, 60,000 in #Estonia, and 75,000* in #Lithuania.
*The numbers are estimated, source: gulag.online/articles/sovie…

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