This summer was an opportunity for me to learn more about a part of the region of my studies that is, regrettably, often overlooked. Having this opportunity to work at the University of Tartu for the summer made me realize what a great injustice my field of studies does to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. I expected to find a post-Soviet country like the many others I had the chance to visit and live in. I was very surprised to find instead a young, dynamic, developed nation, which was proud of its identity and individuality.