Ilves expects Russia to apologize over mass deportations to Siberia

  • 2013-03-26

TALLINN - Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves wrote in "Twitter" yesterday that he expects Russia to apologize over Soviet mass deportations to Siberia.

"64 years ago today the NKVD tore over 20,000 Estonians from their homes and deported them in cattle cars to Siberia. No one has apologized," Ilves wrote in Twitter.

"Estonia still awaits an apology from those who otherwise claim legal successor status to the USSR," he added.

Yesterday, the Baltic States commemorated the 1949 deportations and Soviet genocide victims.

On March 25-29, 1949, Soviet occupation powers deported more than 20,000 Estonians to Siberia.