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Németh, András

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hvg - Hungary | 29/03/2007

Estonia's relations with its Russian minority

Following a decision reached by the Estonian parliament in mid-February, the statue of a Soviet soldier is to be removed from Tallinn's city centre. A new bill foresees a general ban against the public exhibition of monuments that glorify the country's occupation by Soviet forces. András Németh explains the background: "The 350,000 members of the Russian minority in Estonia continue to be a problem for the country. Only a third of them have become Estonian citizens. The rest are either stateless or remain Russian citizens... Estonians accuse this minority of a lack of loyalty to Estonia and are demanding they learn Estonian. The Russians, for their part, condemn Estonia's 'official falsification of history'. At the 'Museum of the Occupying Forces' there is a caption that explains the Russians' displeasure: 'In terms of sheer brutality and the number of people killed, the German occupation was less ruthless than the Soviet occupation of Estonia'. In the next room there's a video on show in which former Estonian SS soldiers justify their collaboration with Nazi Germany by saying that as loyal sons of their country it was their way of taking revenge for the atrocities committed by Russia."

hvg - Hungary | 22/02/2006

Russia's economic influence in Central Eastern Europe

Moscow correspondent Andras Nemeth analyses the relations between Russia and the countries of Central Eastern Europe. "Russia wants to strengthen its economic influence in the countries of Central Eastern Europe. President Putin's upcoming visits to Prague and Budapest are aimed at this goal... Russia is trying to abuse the superior economic power it has achieved through increasing the prices for oil and gas. Many Hungarians and Poles are concerned to see Moscow increasingly using lobbying tactics to push forward its investment interests, and Russian capital gaining more and more influence in Central Eastern Europe. At the same time, Russian entrepreneurs have been complaining for years that - despite the denials of Central Eastern European governments - they are still suffering from discrimínation in Central Eastern Europe."

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