August 17, 2011
Swedish Left Offers Estonia an Apology
Jay Nordlinger, The Corner
A reader sent me an item from The Volokh Conspiracy, which quoted an article from the AFP. This is really interesting news. I’ll quote a big chunk from the article:
Sweden owes its Baltic neighbours a “debt of honour” for turning a blind eye to post-war Soviet occupation, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt told his counterparts on Monday. During a ceremony in Stockholm attended by the prime ministers of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, Reinfeldt spoke of “a dark moment” in his country’s history.
“Sweden was among the first countries to recognise the Soviet occupation of the Baltic countries” in 1944, he said at a celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the three countries’ independence.
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