No battles were held during the occupation of Tallinn in September 1944. By that time Estonia’s capital had been independent for four days and under the administration of the Government of the Republic of Estonia that had declared its independence in 1918. The soldiers of the Red Army tore down our state symbol, the Estonian blue-black-white tricolour, and not the Nazi flag, from the tower of Toompea Castle.
All peoples living in Estonia suffered - Estonians, Russians, Swedes, Finns and Jews. Here it must be emphasised that during periods where Estonia had de facto sovereignty over its territories, no ethnic persecutions or political repressions ever took place.
The goal of lies and defacing accusations, that carry the character of anti-Estonian propaganda, are to form a completely false image of Estonia. Estonia denotes negatively all totalitarian regimes equally! I am sure that all our friends already know this.
esmaspäev, veebruar 12, 2007
And now some words from Urmas
The Estonian Foreign Ministry has finally broken its silence after weeks of relentless propaganda war by Russian government-informed news wires. I am not going to post all of Välisminister Paet's comments here but I recommend you read them. Here are some of my favorite parts: