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Estonia Proposes Ban On Soviet, Nazi Symbols

A statue of a Soviet soldier vandalized in Tallinn in 2005 (ITAR-TASS) November 30, 2006 -- The Estonian government has approved a draft law that would make it a crime to display Soviet- or Nazi-era symbols in public.

Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said the bill, which still needs to be approved by parliament, is directed at both "occupations of Estonia."

Estonia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The Baltic country was occupied by Nazi Germany from 1941 until 1944.


World War II: 60 Years On

World War II: 60 Years On

A microsite devoted to RFE/RL's coverage of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in May 2005.

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