the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid said that emerged in the 90-ies of the hope of the Estonians to the changes in Russia did not materialize.
“When Russia recognized Estonia’s independence under Boris Yeltsin, many Estonians had hoped that Russia, too, will become a free democratic state. Unfortunately, everything went wrong,” said the President of Estonia in an interview with the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Earlier, the Russian Embassy in Tallinn said that the Estonian authorities only declare their commitment “to high democratic values” and the country’s “strong democracy”, reports RIA Novosti. Meanwhile, the country is continuing pressure on the Russian news Agency Sputnik.
Since January 1, the members of the Estonian Sputnik were forced to terminate the employment relationship with the parent organization of the MIA “Russia today”. Vladimir Putin called the pressure on Sputnik in Estonia amazing cynicism.
Another scandal – around the border Treaty between Russia and Estonia. The Estonian authorities still consider valid the Tartu peace Treaty of 1920 and pretend to be part of the Russian territories.