wllsp wrote:LennyeTran wrote:After all those years, why now?
To me time doesn't matter that much. What matters is that some Estonians dislike Russians and everything that is related to the USSR. For example in 80's they often showed disrespect to Russian speaking tourists. In 90's serious obstacles were created for Russians who lived there and wanted to get Estonian citizenship. A few days ago the Estonian goverment relocated the monument. In the future they are likely to do something else of this sort.
Honestly even though I don't want to support their actions they have some historical reasons to behave like this.
Well, I know that some Estonians detest Russians. Hardi never stops reminding me about this fact. He is one, by the way. Actually, cross that off, he hates everyone equally.
The bottom line is, they weren't irritated until last Saturday. I wonder why it took them all those years to make this move. Something or someone motivated them to do it, and the dangerous part is not the violent act itself. It's the motivation that we should be concerned. Hate crime should be taken serious.