The Russian Embassy in Tallinn condemned a neo-Nazi coven, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Estonian SS Legion, a statement was published by the diplomatic mission’s press service on August 30.
“The participants of the gathering were not ashamed to express their gratitude to the General Commissioner for Generalbezirk Estland (Estonia) Karl-Siegmund Litzmann [SA-Obergruppenführer and officer of the Waffen SS], who ‘allowed Estonian volunteers to create the legion and enabled them to stand with arms against the Red Army.’ We remind that their “idol” was the organizer of massacres of the peace population of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic during the Great Patriotic War. On his conscience – 61 thousand dead civilians (including the elderly, women and children) and more than 60 thousand Soviet prisoners of war,” reads the statement.
Russian diplomats recalled that the Estonian SS Legion was a criminal organization, whose members exterminated both civilians and Soviet prisoners of war. The embassy called it the height of cynicism to hold such an event against the background of the widespread demolition of monuments to Soviet soldiers.
Friends of Estonian Legion club held a rally in memory of their heroes on Grenadier Hill near Narva. The Sinimäe Heights was the site of the bloodiest battles in Estonia at the end of August-September 1944.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency