Estonia eventually defeated the Russian army. On February 2, 1920, the Treaty of Tartu was signed between Estonia and Soviet Russia. The treaty recognized Estonia’s independence and sovereignty and Russia renounced in perpetuity all rights to the territory of Estonia. Estonians won their independence at a heavy toll.
Did Estonia fight Russia?
It was fought in connection with the Russian Civil War during 1918–1920. The campaign was the struggle of Estonia for its sovereignty in the aftermath of World War I.
Estonian War of Independence.
|Date||28 November 1918 – 2 February 1920 (1 year, 2 months and 5 days)|
|Location||Estonia, Latvia, northwestern Russia|
How did Estonia get their independence?
On 20 August 1991, Estonia declared formal independence during the Soviet military coup attempt in Moscow, reconstituting the pre-1940 state; in 2021, the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the restoration of independence.
Is Estonia a Russian?
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania had been part of the Russian Empire since the end of the 18th century, but after the Russian Revolution of 1917 they became independent states.