söndag 8 juli 2007

Estonian War Memorial Row


Pronkssõdur
Originally uploaded by kalevkevad.

A few weeks ago there was Russian outrage at the moving of the war memorial from a prominent situatin in Tallinn.

Here is a picture of it in its new location, which seems to me a sensitive and respectful solution, given the sufferings, over a period of 60 years, of the Estonians under Soviet occupation - and I do not recall any protests about that occupation from the kind of people who are so critical of the Israelis.

Surely no government in the world has acted more generously towards its former invaders? As citizens of the EU, they must be the luckiest Russians in the world.

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