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Russia’s Upper House Votes to Cut Ties With Estonia Over War Monument

Russia’s upper house of parliament has voted overwhelmingly Friday to ask President Vladimir Putin to cut diplomatic ties with Estonia, after authorities there moved a Soviet-era war memorial from the capital, Tallinn, following violent clashes. VOA’s Lisa McAdams in Moscow has the latest. Russian lawmakers followed speaker Sergei Mironov’s lead in overwhelmingly approving legislation to ask President Putin to sever diplomatic relations with Estonia, after its authorities dismantled the Soviet soldier monument overnight. Full Story

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