Source Pravda.Ru

Putin signs order to rescind border treaty with Estonia

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed an order rescinding Russia's signature of a border treaty with Estonia, the presidential press service said.

Russia and Estonia in May signed a treaty defining the border between the ex-Soviet republics. Estonia's parliament ratified the pact in June, but the ratification included a preamble making reference to Soviet occupation of Estonia. Russia said that was unacceptable and would prevent its parliament from ratifying the treaty.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases