Famous Balts

  • 2007-10-29
The Baltic's are famous for many things, among them the first Christmas tree, communications revolution Skype (Estonian developers wrote Skype's code) and Levi jean rivets. Below are a few famous people with Baltic ancestry: Arch enemy of James Bond and the British Secret Service, Auric Goldfinger, also had a respectable day job as a gold merchant from Riga. The world's most renowned ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, hails from Riga. Famously defected from the USSR in 1974 during the Kirov's tour of Canada. Mikhail is equally as well known as Carrie's love interest in the cult TV show...
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