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May 02 2007

Moscow Violence, EU Protest and Estonia moves Monument

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EU Protest Over Moscow Violence

Photo: Mikhail Metzel/Scanpix

Sweden and other EU nations have called on Russia to remove violent demonstrators from in front of the Estonian Embassy in Moscow.

The Moscow protests came after violent clashes between police and ethnic Russian residents of the Estonian capital of Tallinn when Estonian authorities moved a statue of a Soviet soldier from the center to a suburban cemetary.

Estonians regard the statue as a symbol of Soviet occupation, while Russians see it as a symbol of the struggle against fascism.

http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/International/nyhetssidor/artikel.asp?ProgramID=2054&Nyheter=&format=1&artikel=1343969

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