As Amnesty International explains, in EU Estonia today, every third person is a potential victim of discrimination.
The treatment of the ethnic Russian minority in Estonia is not only in contravention of UN laws, the European Council’s Human Rights Charter and the EU’s own Treaty of Amsterdam. It is also being effected in a manner reminiscent of Nazi Germany.
Estonia’s ‘Language Directorate’ operates as the new brownshirts, disbarring anyone with poor Estonian language skills from their jobs and rights. Ethnic Russians are the new ‘untermenschen’. Yet it’s a form of ethnic cleansing that the EU ‘warmly welcomed‘. This is really what is behind the current riots in Tallinn and why the ‘Bronze Soldier’ became a rallying point.
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It would not be the first time ethnic cleansing has taken place in Estonia. In 1934, there were 4,381 Jews in Estonia, with most living in Tallinn, the capital city. By the end of 1942, there were no known Jews in Estonia.
During the war, an estimated 10,000 Jews were killed in Estonia after having been deported to camps from elsewhere in Eastern Europe. In 1944, The Red Army failed to liberate those who remained. The main concentration camps were evacuated by sea to Danzig. Any who missed the boat were killed a few hours before the Red Army arrived and fewer than 10 survived.
At this time, Estonia had its own SS fighting alongside the Nazis. Very effectively, too. The battle of Narva was particularly gruesome for Russians, losing 170,000 men. Certainly, the Red Army did not ‘liberate’ Estonia. Estonian guerillas - the Forest Brothers - were still harassing the Soviets until 1949. So, a monument to a Russian soldier was always inappropriate - rather like erecting an RAF monument in Dresden. Balts were largely Nazi sympathisers and many are still in holocaust denial. Though not all.
This is not the first soldier monument controversy. A monument to an Estonian SS soldier was erected in Parnu in 2002.
Whether Estonia would have fared better under Nazi occupation than Soviet Occupation is a tough one to call, to say the least. But it seems clear which one Estonians would have preferred. And to be fair, they experienced both.
So now it’s payback time for ethnic Russians and the methodology is Nazi style, with the novel variation of Russians being put in ‘no labour’ camps. The brownshirts from the ‘Language Inspectorate’ turn up, announced or unannounced, and recommend dismissal for anyone who isn’t an ethnic Estonian.
Here’s a typical mail to Amnesty International:
“I used to work as a taxi driver but lost my job thanks to the Language Inspectorate. They call you to the transport commission for the slightest infraction of the highway code where the Language Inspectorate is waiting for you.Everything is well planned. They call only the Russian speakers. They can sack you not because you are a bad worker, not because passengers have been complaining but because you don’t know Estonian well. I have three children, a mortgage and an alcoholic husband but nobody cares. I have to pay for language courses and they are not cheap — two or three monthly salaries. I don’t have a job and I cannot pay for the Estonian language courses. How am I going to live? Isn’t this discrimination?”
Since March, the Language Directorate has tightened the screws, making people who already have a language certificate re-sit a language exam and nullifying the language certificates of those who fail a re-sit - which of course, is guaranteed.
Amnesty International notes again:
The stateless and jobless ethnic Russians will inevitably become homeless and be ‘disappeared’ like the Bronze Soldier. The Russians in the EU are the new ‘Jews’ and the EU continues to abandon basic human rights, in contravention of its own citizenship laws, as it has done with ‘extraordinary rendition’ and torture camps.People who were born and have lived all their lives in Estonia have not been able to gain Estonian citizenship. They are deprived of the possibility of working as state or municipal officials, meaning they are deprived of the opportunity to contribute to their communities according to their potential.
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