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Kremlin Escalates Estonian Row Over Removing Soviet-Era Tank

  • Moscow calls decision to move memorial ‘war against history’
  • Estonian leader reinforces decision to remove such monuments

Russia escalated a dispute over the removal of a Soviet-era memorial in neighboring Estonia, compounding tensions in a European Union member state that has fiercely condemned the invasion of Ukraine. 

President Vladimir Putin’s chief spokesman on Friday called the plans to remove a World War II tank in the eastern Estonian city of Narva, which sits on the border with Russia, a “war against history.”