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The Russian Ambassador was summoned to the foreign Ministry of Estonia

Russian Ambassador to Estonia Aleksandr Petrov invited to the Estonian foreign Ministry over publications on the voluntary joining of the Baltic States in the USSR, told RIA Novosti at the Russian Embassy on Thursday.

According to the foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu, "the Russian Embassy in Tallinn in public statements, have repeatedly noted that Estonia voluntarily joined the Soviet Union". "Such public statements do not benefit bilateral relations. Today I gave the order to call the Russian Ambassador and to Express a protest," said Reinsalu at a press conference of the government, which was broadcast on Facebook.

The Association for international broadcasting is concerned by a ban RT in Latvia and Lithuania

Association for international broadcasting (AIB) is concerned about the prohibition of broadcasts of the channels of the group RT in Latvia and Lithuania.

"It seems that action was taken based on false information and without following the standard legal procedures", - quotes RT excerpts from the message that the head of the AIB, Simon Spanswick sent to the media regulators of the two countries, and ambassadors in the UK, where the head office of the Association.

Estonia is weighing whether to ban broadcasting of Russian channels RT

The Estonian government is weighing the possibility on the example of Latvia to ban broadcasting of Russian TV channels in the country, Russia Today reported on Monday the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Baltic Republic Urmas Reinsalu.

Last week Latvia has banned broadcasting of channels RT, RT HD, RT Arabic, RT Spanish, RT Documentary HD, RT Documentary, RT TV, having reasoned its decision by the fact that they belong to the General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, who is under EU sanctions. While Kiselev is the Director General of MIA "Russia today", while the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan, for which no EU sanctions do not apply. These companies were two separate legal entities, this information is well known and is in the public domain. Commenting on the decision of Latvia and Lithuania, Simonyan wrote that now expects the same from the government of Estonia.

In Estonia recorded an increase in the concentration of radioactive particles

Korcuska station radiation control Department of environment of Estonia found in air isotopes of cesium, cobalt and ruthenium in very small quantities that do not threaten human health, said on Monday the adviser of the radiation Department of teeth Koitjarve.

Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu exchanged with their colleagues from Finland, Latvia and Lithuania information about the growth of the concentration of radioactive particles.

In Estonia it may take a referendum on what is considered family and marriage

Included in the ruling coalition of the Estonian party going to take place in 2021 a referendum on the question of what is family and marriage. To the popular vote I would like to submit a proposal to Supplement the Constitution with a clause stating that marriage is the Union of a man and woman.

However, the government have not formed a common view on this issue. So, Prime Minister, leader of the Centrist party jüri Ratas said recently that I would not write into the Constitution the provision that marriage is a Union between a man and a woman.

The Russian Ambassador was summoned to the foreign Ministry of Estonia

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia called on Thursday the Russian Ambassador in Tallinn Alexander Petrov in order to consider the State Duma a bill that withdraws the condemnation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and secret protocols to it, said the Minister of foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu.

According to the Estonian foreign Ministry, the bill was presented to the Russian Parliament on 27 may and 9 June it was unanimously approved by the state Duma Committee on international Affairs and presented for further discussion. The bill revokes the resolution of the Council of people's deputies of December 24, 1989, which condemned the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its secret protocols.