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Jun 22, 2005 - Land of the Setus

After a few days of traveling from Tartu across the southeast of Estonia we reached Setumaa, where the culturally and historically distinct Setu people reside. The Setus are a small and dwindling community numbering only 4000 in Estonia. Sadly, today, whole communities and even extended families are split in half by the very restrictive Russian border -- beyond which another 3000 Setus reside, just a few kilometers from the areas we visited in Estonia. You can still see this very clear divide in the tiny village of Podmotsa. The road ends...

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