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How a Soviet conscript became a NATO General (206‪)‬ Cold War Conversations

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In 1985, an eighteen-year-old named Riho Terras arrived at the Soviet armed forces’ large conscript assessment facility in Tallinn obeying his conscription orders.
Little did he know that 26 years later he would be a NATO General.
Riho shares his experiences in the Soviet Navy with us in some detail. We hear about his service on the Soviet frigate Zadornyy including trips to the Mediterranean and Cuba as well as monitoring NATO warships.
Riho also shares his experiences of Estonian independence and the challenges of converting the country into an independent nation.
I’m extremely grateful to Elisabeth Braw, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who facilitated this interview via her  Englebert Ideas essay.
Thanks to all of you for listening to the podcast.  It is an absolute passion for me to save these stories from being forgotten and sharing them weekly for free for everyone to hear. 
Whilst this is a passion, I am asking if each listener could make either a one-off or better still sign up for monthly donations to help me to find the time to produce and finance the project.
If you’d like to know more just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/
If a financial contribution is not your cup of tea, then you can still help us by leaving written reviews wherever you listen to us as well as sharing us on social media. It really helps us get new guests on the show.
I am delighted to welcome Riho Terras to our Cold War conversation…
There’s further information about this episode here.  https://coldwarconversations.com/episode206/
If you can’t wait for next week’s episode do visit our Facebook discussion group where guests and listeners continue the Cold War Conversation. Just search Cold War Conversations in Facebook.
Thank you very much for listening. It is really appreciated – goodbye.
Just a  short message to wish all our listeners a great 2022. We have a variety  packed programme lined up for next yearNow if you have enjoyed our content,  I’m asking you to consider making a small one-off donation to help kick start the show in 2022.
It’s just a few clicks at https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/
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In 1985, an eighteen-year-old named Riho Terras arrived at the Soviet armed forces’ large conscript assessment facility in Tallinn obeying his conscription orders.
Little did he know that 26 years later he would be a NATO General.
Riho shares his experiences in the Soviet Navy with us in some detail. We hear about his service on the Soviet frigate Zadornyy including trips to the Mediterranean and Cuba as well as monitoring NATO warships.
Riho also shares his experiences of Estonian independence and the challenges of converting the country into an independent nation.
I’m extremely grateful to Elisabeth Braw, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who facilitated this interview via her  Englebert Ideas essay.
Thanks to all of you for listening to the podcast.  It is an absolute passion for me to save these stories from being forgotten and sharing them weekly for free for everyone to hear. 
Whilst this is a passion, I am asking if each listener could make either a one-off or better still sign up for monthly donations to help me to find the time to produce and finance the project.
If you’d like to know more just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/
If a financial contribution is not your cup of tea, then you can still help us by leaving written reviews wherever you listen to us as well as sharing us on social media. It really helps us get new guests on the show.
I am delighted to welcome Riho Terras to our Cold War conversation…
There’s further information about this episode here.  https://coldwarconversations.com/episode206/
If you can’t wait for next week’s episode do visit our Facebook discussion group where guests and listeners continue the Cold War Conversation. Just search Cold War Conversations in Facebook.
Thank you very much for listening. It is really appreciated – goodbye.
Just a  short message to wish all our listeners a great 2022. We have a variety  packed programme lined up for next yearNow if you have enjoyed our content,  I’m asking you to consider making a small one-off donation to help kick start the show in 2022.
It’s just a few clicks at https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/
Have a look at our store and find the ideal gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life? Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/store/

Support the show (https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/)

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