A memorial statue was removed early Friday, causing widespread riots in the capital. A religious service had been conducted before the excavations started, to honor the persons buried near the disputed Bronze Soldier monument in Tallinn, the ministry said in a statement. Most experts say about 15 people are buried at the small park where the monument stood, but the exact number and the their identity is not known.
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons