Estonia celebrates Victory day May 8 second time. Now the authorities and diplomats zabugornye lozhut flowers to the graves of those killed in the second World War I. Monument to Russian soldiers who in Estonia called Bronze fighter, currently stands at a military cemetery. Two weeks reversing its transfer caused protests, accompanied by looting shops. Then there wasabout 1,200 people were arrested.
Flowers and now pinned the Bronze soldier. Yesterday the Estonian Defense Ministry spokesman said:
Mikko: "Tomorrow — day memory of the victims and killed during the second world war. Tomorrow we do not open the Bronze soldier monument."
The monument was opened to visitors since the beginning last week. But its official opening will take place later, when a military cemetery remains will be transferred fighter who were buried under the monument to the ancient site.
By invitation of the Estonian authorities on May 8 at the ceremony honoring the memory of those killed in the war were targeted in 27 embassies. But Russian salting said he would pochetat memory of those killed on 9 May.
Various sights on World War II continue to divide Estonia and Russia, as most people in Estonia. Says Andreas Kazekamp Doctor stories in Tartu Institute:
Kazekamp: "For us, the second global war lasted from 1939 to 1945. This west awareness that divide Estonians and Europeans. For Russians, this majestic Russian war, which began in 1941 with Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union. Prior to this, Russian Our homeland sayuznitsay was Nazi Germany. For us the tragic action 2nd Global began in 1939, with the placement of Russian bases and with full occupation tips 3 Baltic states in 1940. "
Dmitry Klensky — one of the control movement "Night Watch", who defended the Bronze soldier. He says that Russian living in Estonia, feel unfair discrimination.
Klensky: "The vast majority of of us do not feels immigrants on As the last psychologically. But we are presently considered as immigrants from Russia. But I’m sorry, people went to bed in one country and woke up at one point to another. Ethe man not moving in here. "
Dmitry Klensky — Estonian citizen by birth, he freely says Estonian. By him, Bronze soldier was the emblem for the Russian community in Estonia and his transfer was a blow to the already low confidence in Russian inhabitants of the country to the Estonian authorities.
Estonian authorities are preparing for the likely protests on May 9, called for by a number of public organizations of Estonia Russian. At the same time, many public figures — both Estonians and non-Estonians, they say the need to restore trust between the different communities in Estonia.
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