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Victims of communism are remembered in Tallinn

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Date: 2017-08-23 18:25:21
Place: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 2:11

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Today in Europe, the Day of Remembrance of the victims of totalitarian regimes is celebrated, to which primarily the communist and the Nazi. From both of these regimes, Estonia suffered greatly: tens of thousands of people were killed and tortured in the camps. On this day, a conference was held condemning communism and Nazism for which experts and historians from the EU countries gathered. There was a small scandal. The Greek Minister of Justice Stavros Kontonis refused to attend the event, that the Estonian side is mistaken in its equating communism and fascism.


Urmas Reinsalu
Minister of Justice of Estonia
01:28-02:11 (En) Today, on the european day of the rememberance of the victims of all totalitarian, authoritarian regims, we commemoriate all victims of those regims. Under the communism dictatorships in Europe hundreds of thousands of innocent people were executed, killed, inprisioned, tortured, forced to peform slave labour and deported. No process of true finding or justice, compariable to the stage by the international community afrer World War II against of perpetrators of nazi crimes has been undertaken afrer all 25 years, that has passed since fall of communism regim in cental and estern europe and that is task we have to handle.

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