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From 1920 to 1945, Estonia's border with Russia, set by the 1920 Tartu Peace Treaty, extended beyond the Narva River in the northeast and beyond the town of Pechory (Petseri) in the southeast. This territory, amounting to some 2,300 square kilometres (888 sq mi), was incorporated into Russia by Stalin at the end of World War II. For this reason the borders between Estonia and Russia are still not defined.

No reason to lie, eh?

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Mar 6th, 2014 at 06:53:46 AM EST
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What reason you see there? If anything he should lie that Russia and Yanukovych did it, not Kiev western propped "government" .I do not get your point here.

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by vbo on Thu Mar 6th, 2014 at 07:01:58 AM EST
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For being in Australia you seem to know extremely well the motivations and context of everyone in Ukraine. How do you do it?

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Mar 6th, 2014 at 07:05:39 AM EST
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You mean the estonian FM would lie to improve the position of Yanukovich and/or Russia in the hopes of gaining land?

I don't think that would be a reasonable expectation for the estonian FM.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Mar 6th, 2014 at 09:02:23 AM EST
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So then the Estonians are fabricating a Western conspiracy so that Russia will return this area to them?

This makes less sense than some of the things that have been coming from the Russian side. Not to mention, that I imagine the last thing that they Estonians want is more Russians in their country.

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by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Thu Mar 6th, 2014 at 02:02:03 PM EST
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