* Old Soviet and East European Postcards and Stamps
24 December 2011
Estonian New Year card.
Postcard, 1959. My collection.
* The Russian-led USSR occupied and ruled Estonia from 1940 to 1991. The Soviet government forbade religious holidays and tried to persuade the Estonian people to transfer their Christmas festivities to New Year’s Day, a secular holiday. Christmas was not celebrated openly but discreetly.