From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 7/2/2007 8:04 AM
Russia woman expelled from Estonia
TALLINN, July 2 (Itar-Tass) - Another activist of the Russian youth movement Ours was expelled from Estonia, the press service of the police prefecture announced on Monday.
According to the press service, a 19-year old Russian woman, Marina Poddubnaya, who had arrived in Estonia on a tourist visa was detained by police on July 1 when attempting to done a cape of the Second World War period to personify the Bronze Soldier.
On the Estonian government’s decision, the monument was dismantled in late April and transferred to the Tallinn military cemetery from the garden on the Tynismaegi hill in downtown Tallinn. The Bronze Soldier was part of the monument to the Soviet liberator soldier who freed the city from the Nazi occupation.
Ours movement has been holding the Vigil of Memory from May to protest the Estonian authorities’ insult to the memory of fallen soldiers. Activists of the movement put on the uniforms of the times of the Second World War. Andrei Kalugin, the first to pose as a live monument, was able to hold out longer than others. He was then detained by Estonian police and expelled form the country as a violator of the visa and tourism regime. Later police was detaining participants in the Vigil of Memory as soon as they approached the monument’s former cite. Police usually detained them when they were trying to done the military uniform.
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