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Estonian embassy to pay off protesters in Khimki national currency

May 8 2007

Participants of protest actions in Khimki, outside Moscow will be disappointed: the Estonian authorities had promised a reward for supporting Estonia's situation with the demolition of the monument to the Liberator Soldier, will be paid in Estonian national currency - CZK. However, as consolation prizes Russians can get a free six-month tourist visa VIP-class.

Recall that in the midst of conflict around the monument to the Soviet Soldier-Liberator, which Estonian authorities decided to remove from the city's central square, Russia has been provoked by the scandal with the reburial of the pilots who died during the Great Patriotic War in the battles near Moscow. Initiative of the Communist Party gladly picked up all the opposition media, the general tone of the publications is: why should we talk about Tallinn, when the suburbs are the same?

In this case, deliberately glossed over the fact that, unlike the capital of Estonia, in Khimki, no demolition of the monument did not occur. At the request of veterans' organizations and with the consent of the relatives of the dead pilots, there has been the reburial of the war heroes from the former, rather uncomfortable places to visit, a new one. Ashes of soldiers was ceremonially reburied in the Alley of Heroes in Khimki, 6 May, and the local administration has once again denied all allegations of "illegal reburial" and alleged plans to build on the site of the necropolis shopping center.

Thanks to this provocation, Estonia managed to repulse all the claims of Russia over the monument, and Russian opposition as a bonus could again criticize the current government. And not only could, but they can. Despite the fact that seemingly all points of the i apart, "dissent" is not ready to leave the dead alone, even on May 9.

The action in Khimki, despite the name "action in memory, and again served in the media as a picket protest against the demolition of the monument. Refrain are comparing the situation in the suburbs and the situation in Estonia. All this is very similar operation on counter-propaganda, said , "General newspaper , paying attention to the fact that the only movement that is either silent or acted on the side of Estonia in the events of recent weeks, has become the "Other Russia", which the activists are going to hold a meeting on May 9 in Khimki.

It is obvious that achieving his, Estonia aims to completely humiliate Russia handed its own citizens. After all, if during the demonstrations in Tallinn, suffered a Russian citizen that has allowed Estonia to claim Russia's interference in its internal affairs, the participants of the planned rally in Khimki are already talking about possible opposition from the police. And in this case, Russia could be charged not only a barbaric attitude towards the monuments of history, but also in violation of civil rights and liberties.

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