Estonia's Independence celebration sparks a debate

  • 1998-08-27
  • By Rebecca Santana & Urmas Maranik
Rebecca Santana and Urmas Maranik report on the criticisms brought up at the celebration of seven years of Estonian Independence.The speeches inside Toompea castle to commemorate Estonia's independence from the Soviet Union were more explosive than the fireworks outside. On Aug. 20, five thousand people gathered in Toompea castle to celebrate seven years of Estonian independence. The occasion was marked by jubilation over Estonia's independence, but also by strong criticism from many of the speakers over the current state of the country. "Of course, the Estonian Republic will continue to e...
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