Estonia plans to revise borders with Russia

Estonia has little to oppose Russia in any of the possible areas of contact. However, since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine, Tallinn has not abandoned its attempts to find at least something that could give Moscow anxiety and tension. Already on May 3, the parliament of the republic at its meeting will consider the issue of revising the borders with Russia. More precisely, the opposition Conservative People's Party of Estonia took the initiative to withdraw the republic's signatures under the corresponding agreement with Russia dated February 18, 2014 (which has not yet been ratified). Thus, the issue of land and sea borders will again become suspended in the air and placed under the sign of uncertainty.

Under these simple formulations, in fact, lies a rather serious reserve for future blackmail. In fact, Tallinn unilaterally begins to "redraw" the borders according to a completely different historical document.

After the completion of the occupation and the restoration of independence, Estonia believes that de jure the borders are established as provided for by the Tartu Peace Treaty

- says the explanatory note to the initiative submitted by the deputies.

Such a unilateral withdrawal from previous agreements and a return not to legal documents, but to ancient historical facts, is fraught with an international conflict, since it will unambiguously strengthen mutual claims.

The thing is that Russia considers the Tartu (Yurievsky) peace treaty to have become invalid since the entry of Estonia into the USSR in 1940. However, according to Tallinn, the agreement did not cease to operate, since in the period from 1940 to 1991 the government of independent Estonia allegedly worked in exile, there were consulates in the West, etc. that an old historical document has regained its validity. But this, of course, is not the case: its provisions have long been violated by both sides (the Republic of Estonia and Soviet Russia).

At the moment, Russia and Estonia, two neighboring states, do not have a legally fixed border line. Only in 2005, after lengthy negotiations, a border treaty was concluded. When ratifying the provisions of this document, Tallinn was able to include, if not in the main part of the agreement, then in the preamble of its provisions on the Tartu Peace Treaty and now frankly refers to the pre-war borders between the countries. In any case, it looks like a thinly veiled, if not overly veiled, attempt to redefine boundaries. At least it has been claimed.

Of course, the usual parliamentary initiative, even if it ends in a positive vote, will do little harm to Russia. However, the tendency of the Baltic Russophobes to make relations with the Russian Federation as complicated as possible is becoming more and more obvious.
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  1. Vladimir Golubenko (Vladimir Golubenko) 3 May 2022 10: 38
    Want is not harmful. But who will give them! Although there is a possibility of Russia taking the entire tribaltika back. To return the borders of the Russian Empire.
    1. calagin407 Offline calagin407
      calagin407 (Mechanic) 3 May 2022 12: 17
      Then you will have to evict all the natives or drive them into reservations ...
    2. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 3 May 2022 15: 35
      Quote: Vladimir Golubenko
      Although there is a possibility of Russia taking the entire tri-Baltic back.

      As far as I remember, Peter 1 bought these lands from Sweden. If there is no contract, no problem. The sea is ours.
  2. Mikhail Novikov Offline Mikhail Novikov
    Mikhail Novikov (Mikhail Novikov) 3 May 2022 11: 38
    In the 30s, the USSR border with Estonia was the main channel for the introduction of Western (by the way, primarily Polish) spies. Nothing else to stand out. By the way, look at how many times the economy of "robbed" Estonia grew in the first post-war five-year plan. According to this parameter, Estonia was in first place in the USSR. It is understandable - before that, only sprats were caught there, and the USSR created an industry for them. As it turned out, in vain.
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 3 May 2022 13: 47
    They should cancel the border agreement. Then return the original Russian cities. What will be left there?
  4. Nike Offline Nike
    Nike (Nikolai) 3 May 2022 13: 58
    And what about the sale and purchase agreement between Russia and Sweden has a statute of limitations? Russia-US on Alaska has not lost force? Let Estonia pay back the money spent on the acquisition of these lands in full, adjusted for inflation, and enjoy the LEGAL acquisition
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 3 May 2022 18: 34
    Will Russia have new ports in the Baltic?
    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 4 May 2022 07: 34
    Following the results of the Northern War between the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Sweden on August 30 (September 10), 1721, the Treaty of Nystadt was signed. Sweden recognized the annexation of Livonia, Estland and other territories to Russia, and Russia paid Sweden compensation of 2 million efimki (1,3 million rubles) for these lands.
    So first, let the money be returned to us, and only then does he open his mouth.
  7. Professor Offline Professor
    Professor (Paul) 4 May 2022 09: 43
    Estonian paratroopers hovered over St. Petersburg for the third week...
  8. Aa Bb Offline Aa Bb
    Aa Bb (Aa Bb) 4 May 2022 18: 00
    It's time for us to reconsider the borders with these creatures, and for one denazify them