lundi 29 juin 2009

On the Liberation War Monument

Got an e-mail from a foreigner living in Estonia. I quote a paragraph from it, as it expresses quite well what an European here feels about recent events. And many Estonians feel the same way, becoming more and more alienated from the official "kroonu" Estonia with its government and ideology.

"I have once again noticed that I am a bit too postmodern for Estonia. It's getting worse & worse here with all those grandiloquent commemoration events. Take that monstrous Võidusamba for instance. Depicting a symbol that was also used by the Eesti Leegion on that (German) cross is exactly what Russia wanted, a blessing for Russian media. And I don't think that the Russian minority in Estonia will feel attracted to that monument, to say the least."

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