Estonian Economy Strikes Bronze
The 26th April marks the three year anniversary of the relocation of "The Bronze Soldier" by Estonian authorities. Until this time, the memorial had stood in the centre of
Russian-speaking inhabitants of the republic reacted with acts of civil disobedience, and violent clashes with the police resulted in many casualties. The broader consequence was a severe worsening of Russo-Estonian relations. What is the current relationship of these two countries?
"Relations between the two countries have barely improved', the head of the Baltic sector of the Institute of Countries of CIS and the Baltics, Mikhail Aleksandrov, told Pravda.ru. "Rather, the opposite has occurred, given the fact that Estonian powers, in essence, supported the actions of
The fact of the matter is that the Estonian leadership intentionally sought to aggravate mutual relations, openly engineering conflict with
"Why did they feel this was necessary?"
"The fact is that nationalists are in power in
"Given that representatives of the community evaluate the events of World War Two in different ways, achieving the desired result was not exactly different. This plot of the nationalists sitting in power in
"It’s no secret that the Estonian leadership has already long been openly trampling on the interests of the Russian minority. But why do the democratic countries of the West, including the
"The situation in
"The Baltic States, then, including
"It’s a unnatural union which is highly unlikely to be able to continue for long. After all, historically speaking, both in terms of the economy and of cultural relations, the Baltic States have been drawn towards
"But according to the opinion of a number of experts, out of all the countries of the former