Estonian government does not endorse such activities besides maybe granting them a place to gather by some level of governing as they should based on their veteran status. What do you mean by endorse anyway? Is driving protestors with ill intentions (like noteable football hooligans are done with) and allowing veterans to gather endorsing? If that is so then Estonian government also endorses Stalinism and Communism by doing the same with Russian veterans. Also as you watched the news clip you might of noted that they got through. Same way RT reported how in Ukraine I think they ripped of their badges and shouted insults at the Russian veterans Estonia was trying to avoid such commotion near the gathering. A clip of protestors was also shown with a deathcamp fence construction so you can't say protests were not allowed. I may ask the same about Estonia endorsing fascism. Show me the law that tolerates or encourages fascism. Firstly nice, yeah I fall in that age gap so good guess. About messing up Stalin and Lenin that's the point. They are just names to me with little emotional baggage. It would be to me like messing up a bus time as the order of succession eluded me. Basing upon this and questioning our education system is of course an overly dramatic statement and I don't believe you even meant it. You were just taking a stab at me and my country for the big mistake as we are talking about that period. All the raping and killing babies aside the country was under it's own banner before and then absorbed into an union. Then the people became "free" again and under the Estonian symbols and reasons. Some people did die and people were transported in animal carts packed like sardines so I don't know about you but to me that is a regime to be hated for. Also I take the Estonian notion of not wanting to belong in this union can be taken from neutrality claims pre-ww2 and the convenient MVP secret protocol that divided the country even before the war started. So in one sentence our view of the history is right as certain key events,stats,facts,relics tell the story for themselves. How was it Estonians decision to get hundreds of thousands of disloyal people to this country? Why would any country want that? Seems like an illogical claim to begin with. Soviet veterans who stayed here have their views and they view that Estonia joined the Union and they liberated Estonia from Nazis. Most veterans emphasize on the fact that Soviet liberated Nazi controlled Estonia and that is factually absolutely 100% right. Now Estonians emphasize on the fact that Estonia as a nation did no longer exists even after the first Soviet Invasion and annexation. Most countries at least see that Estonia was occupied and annexed and have declared it so my heart rests with ease. No country would join a Union that causes that much damage to it. Be honest for a second. Would you like to live in Estonia under NATO in a "Union" if NATO started using NKVD agents to track down union enemies, use animal carts to deport your people, use executions on anyone resisting or of proclaimed higher class, ban your national symbols, force another language as the main language. I wouldn't even wait for a reply as you probably would not. Now I ask why did Estonia stay for so long if it so happily joined a union that would ruin a nation? Now I expect you try to explain how killing and deporting does not ruin a nation but help it grow.