Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova responds to a media question about an international forum in Tallinn to condemn communist ideology and the unveiling of a memorial to “the victims of communism”
Question: What do you think about the memorial to “the victims of communism” unveiled in Tallinn on August 23 and the forum to condemn communist ideology?
Maria Zakharova: I have to state that the Estonian organisers of these kinds of initiatives are driven by the desire to rewrite history in a way that is beneficial for them. There are persistent attempts to interpret the events of our common past in a way that serves their ideological positions and to blame modern Russia for all their troubles.
The organisers of the past events – the Estonian authorities – have once again demonstrated the narrowness of their political and historical outlook, which does nothing to improve our relations.