Apr 27, 2007
Ballsy move, Estonia. Now you get no gas. From CNN...
Estonia removed the controversial statue of a Red Army Soviet soldier from the Centrex of the capital in the early hours on Friday after violent riots against its removal in which one man was killed. Russia reacted furiously to the move and its upper house of parliament voted to ask Putin to sever relations with the small Baltic state. The statue was taken away in the early hours after the worst violence seen in years in Estonia, including vandalism and looting by mainly Russian-speaking protesters.
Estonia has said the monument is a public order problem as it attracts Estonian and Russian nationalists.