Kremlin spokesman: Estonia "at war with the past"

  • 2007-08-27
  • By Mike Collier
TALLINN, Aug 27, BNS - Dmitri Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, has accused Estonia of living in the past in the wake of a decision to charge a former communist official with genocide.

Speaking to the New York Times, Peskov said he hoped Meri would not have to stand trial for reasons "including the humanitarian one 's the guy is 88 years old "

"We are naturally very sorry that instead of looking into the future the Estonian government is still at war with the past," he added 's a statement that is likely to cause disbelief and even hilarity in Estonia given the vehement Russian reaction to the relocation of a WWII Red Army memorial in Tallinn.