Source Pravda.Ru

Survey: Third of Estonians fear Russia

59% of Estonians believe that their best guarantee for security is to join NATO, according to a recent poll by Faktum. 16% of those surveyed do not exclude the possibility that Estonia could be invaded. 43% are confident that the world will not be stable or secure in the near future. 13% believe it will be stable and secure.

68% named terrorism the chief threat to stability, 59% said international crime, 58% listed weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of criminals, 35% said the greatest threat was the increase in the influence of the US in the international arena and 33% mentioned Russia.

The survey was published in the newspaper Eesti Paevaleht yesterday. 48% of respondents say their best guarantee for security is joining the EU. 45% of those surveyed said keeping a friendly relationship with Russia and 28% said reaching a collective security agreement with the other Baltic countries. 1 thousand people took part in the survey which was held in February.

An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed

An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed