Olev Olesk was born on March 4, 1921, and died on May 18, 2017.
He was a former Estonian politician.
Olesk served as the last Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile between 1990 and 1992.
He was born in the village of Sooküla, Peri Parish, Võru County (now part of Rosma village, Põlva Parish in Põlva County).
During the German occupation, from 1942 to 1944 he studied at the Tartu University’s Faculty of Law, also being a member of the Estonian Students’ Society.
On 22 September 1944 Olesk had escaped to Sweden from Paatsalu, Salumetsa Talu with Priidik Jungermann ship “Minnalaid” together with 202 other refugees.
As of 1956, Olesk had lived in New York City, United States.
He died in New York.
Olev Olesk passed away at 96 years old.