Nov 13 2006 2:38PM
Europe must assess neo-Nazism in Estonia - Kokoshin
MOSCOW. Nov 13 (Interfax) - The Parliamentary Assembly of the
Council of Europe (PACE) and other European institutions should react to
the Estonian bill which allows for the dismantling of Soviet war
memorials, Chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs and
Relations with Compatriots Andrei Kokoshin told Interfax on Monday.
"The bill allowing the dismantling of monuments to the Soviet
liberators from the Nazis is another sign of the revival of neo-Nazism
in Estonia within the framework of the EU," he said.
The bill "is a blow to the position of Estonian Russians, who
strongly object to the removal of such monuments," he said.
The European Union, the Council of Europe, their parliaments and
other European institutions should discuss the issue, Kokoshin said.