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Today in Estonia will decide: to bring or not to betray the historical memory

February 15 2007

Today, the Estonian parliament will consider the third and final reading a bill that authorizes the demolition of monuments to Soviet soldiers. However, not all of Estonian politicians want to forget the past of their country - for example, centrist leader Edgar Savisaar spoke against such a law, and warned of a mass of negative consequences.

Savisaar, who is now Minister of Economy and Communications, said: "Some of our policies, including the Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, remind children who play with fire. They do not understand that fire can burn the house. They add fuel to the fire, without asking who will be responsible for all this. They forget that the politician should be responsible not only for good, but for bad things. "

"This confrontation benefit only the" hawks ", both here and across the border, but not normal Estonians and Russian, who want to live in peace with each other" - said the leader of the centrist parties, as quoted by RIA Novosti agency.

Earlier, during an on Tuesday the second reading of the bill, an amendment was adopted, the proposed unified party Homeland Union and the "Republic" (IRL), under which a monument to the Soldier Liberator in Tallinn is banned structure, in the case of a law the government must within 30 days from the date of its entry into force to dismantle the monument.

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