The Defense Ministry of Estonia said Saturday, that it had began exhuming Soviet war graves in downtown Tallinn.
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.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land