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Olev Olesk is a former Estonian politician. He served as the last Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile between 1990 and 1992.

Olev Olesk was born in the village of Sooküla, Peri Parish, Võru County (now part of Rosma village, Põlva Parish in Põlva County). From 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation, he studied at the Tartu University's Faculty of Law, also being a member of the Estonian Students' Society. On 22 September 1944 he escaped to Sweden from Paatsalu, Salumetsa Talu with Priidik Jungermann ship "Minnalaid" together with 202 other refugees. Since 1956, he has been living in New York City, United States.

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