From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 5/9/2007 2:48 AM
Putin in veiled attack on Estonia
Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned people
who "desecrate memorials to war heroes", accusing them
of sowing discord between nations.
Russia marks victory in World War
II a day later than Western Europe
His comments at a Victory Day commemoration in Red Square appeared to be a continuation of a war of words with Estonia.
Estonia last month moved a Soviet-era war memorial out of the city-centre of the capital, Tallinn.
The move angered ethnic Russians in Estonia, and led to violent clashes.
One person was killed in the disturbances, and hundreds arrested.
The reasons for any war must be sought in the mistakes and miscalculations of peacetime, and their roots are in the ideology of confrontation and extremism
Many Estonians consider the monument a symbol of the Soviet occupation, which continued for nearly 50 years after World War II.
But for Russians it ...>> full