Originally Posted by hardball
I bet Kaia barely speaks Russian.
The history of family names here is complex, due to rule by different countries. Lots of Russian, Swedish, German and original Estonian as well as Estonianised names. There was also a period when Estonian names were Russified.
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What is a Russified Estonian name
Yeah I wouldn't expect her family to still be Russian oriented. It worries me when Estonians like Jana Kuzovkova post everything on Facebook and Instagram in Russian and even reply to Estonian posts in Russian. BTW, what is an original Estonian name. I can identify the Swedish, Russian and German ones quite easily but not so much the others. Like Ani and Rüütel seem Estonian but is Kontaveit German? She looks kinda German in particular her Dad...