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Baltic States

November 13, 1988

I would like to commend Times staff writer Norman Kempster for his article "Annexed Baltic States: Envoys Hold On to Lonely U.S. Postings" (Part I, Oct. 31).

The informative and realistic description about today's Baltic states diplomats residing in Washington and New York shed more light about past and present situations of Baltic states.

The Baltic diplomats are thrilled by the news from home. But they still fear a Communist trick. Maybe Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev chose the Baltic states for glasnost because Russians won't speak out except to say they want more food on the table.

The Baltic nations were always economically better off than other Soviet republics. At this time Baltic states strive for more political and cultural freedoms.

VYTAUTAS SESTOKAS

Los Angeles

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