In the Russian Embassy in Tallinn called blasphemous resolution of the Estonian Parliament, in which the Soviet Union attributed the Second world war. The Ministry said that this move will certainly complicate the bilateral relations. Despite the fact that the document was adopted, the vote thereon was conflicting. Disputes resolution is and among ordinary Estonians.
the initiators of the resolution “About historical memory and falsification of history” promised to spend on the issue of wide discussion, but accreditation to the plenary session of the Parliament, where they discussed the text, our crew refused without specifying a reason. The debate between deputies in the Parliament, too, failed. A statement condemning Russia’s position, the agenda was in the first place. Were only those who supported the resolution.
“the Alliance of Stalin with Hitler, who went down in history as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact caused the greatest tragedy in the history of mankind, the Second world war. Our draft Declaration is to emphasize the importance of history to create a cohesive society,” — said the Deputy Chairman of the foreign Affairs Commission of Estonian Parliament Marko Mihkelson.
22 people, nearly a quarter of Parliament, the vote simply did not come. Against the resolution were members of the Centrist party.
“the Initiators of this Declaration, of course, pursue political goals. They want to be the front man in relations with Russia. Our official position is that with the neighbors, whenever possible, it is necessary to maintain a good relationship, so I am for this Declaration do not plan to vote because she has only someone’s political opportunistic purposes that I do not share”, — commented the Deputy of Parliament of Estonia, member of the law Commission Andrew peddler.
the Russian diplomatic representativesas an adopted document called blasphemous.
“Described attempts to interpret the events of that time just as blasphemy, as a mockery of the memory of the fallen during the great Patriotic war. The statement was adopted, which further complicate the atmosphere in our bilateral relations,” said Russian Ambassador to Estonia Aleksandr Petrov.
In Estonia, there were those who criticized the resolution. Rector of the Institute of Economics and management, Tallinn Hanon of Barabaner, one of the Leningrad blockade, said:
“In fact, this treatment unites the society, it works to a certain extent by the split. In this regard, I always wonder whether Estonian policy independent from external factors.”
In resolution, there is no word about other events that preceded the war. For example, on the Munich agreement 1938 the agreement between Britain, France, fascist Italy and Germany, which dismembered Czechoslovakia.
the Current statement of the Estonian Parliament coincided with the discussion on a possible visit of the President Kersti Kaljulaid to Moscow for the Victory Day celebration. Although the office of the head of state has not even received invitations, many politicians have managed to speak out against the trip.