Among the former Soviet republics, the Baltic region states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were quick to adopt market economies and to implement democratic reforms. As a result, they have mostly avoided the economic and political crises that have beset other regions in transition from a centrally planned economy with 7.1 million people
Friendly and charming people, speaking many foreign languages. For the first moment the Baltic people may seem reserved and formal, but soon you will find them to be very warm and hospitable!
Approximately 50% of the territory of the Baltic States is covered with forests, the population density is one of the lowest in the world. The Baltic countries are small, but they have en enormous number of clean and unpolluted lakes and the 1360 km long Baltic Sea shoreline of white sand is sparsely populated.