Let us not hijack this introductory thread. It originally belonged to Merx, our only Estonian friend. The people of the Baltic states are most interesting because they have been bounced around socially and politically. My experience is that they are generally intelligent, good, and decent humans that can make valuable members of an international forum such as this one.
Derailing into an exchange with Cirio is not cool. Perhaps we can have a separate thread for our conversation with Cirio. He/she may also be an asset to the forum.