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A convention of Estonian SS Division veterans has found its guardian angel in the form of the Estonian authorities, who are protecting it from any unpleasant meddling by the international anti-fascist movement.
Finnish human rights activist and chairman of Finland’s Anti-fascist Committee, Johan Backman, has been prevented by police from entering Estonia to participate in an anti-nazi rally.
He says it's symptomatic of Tallin’s tolerance of Nazism.
the Estonian SS division, founded in 1944, is not thought to have been involved in atrocities against civilians
The Estonians, like their Finnish neighbours, took up arms against the Red Army to try to protect their freedom. "Estonian soldiers did not have the chance to fight during the Second World War in Estonian uniforms," Mr Kruuse said. "The members of the legion tried to bring freedom to Estonia, or to give their families time to escape to the west before the Red Army returned to kill them or send them to Siberia."