A grand opening of a monument to the “forest brothers” took place in Estonia. As reported Telegram-channel “Earlier than all. Well almost, ”a wooden monument appeared in the village of Hyuti, Võru district in the southeast of the country.
The memorial is a wooden sculpture depicting three anti-Soviet rebels carrying a woman with an Estonian flag in her hands. The monument was created on the initiative of two organizations – the Union of Former Estonian Forest Brothers and the Broken Cornflower Society. The latter is widely known for its activities to perpetuate the memory of the victims of “Soviet repression”.
Members of underground armed groups of nationalists, whose main peak of activity fell on the years of World War II and the next decade, are informally called “Forest Brothers” in Estonia. The rebels were active not only in Estonia, but also in other Baltic countries – Latvia and Lithuania. During the Second World War, the Nazis actively attracted members of the association to participate in punitive actions. Some of them became members of the 20th SS Division. Nevertheless, in Estonia, the “forest brothers” are considered national heroes.
Meanwhile, the Belarusian TV presenter Grigory Azarenok, in his program on the Belarusian TV channel STV, broke out in an angry tirade, calling European politicians “degradants and mutants.” The German Nazi leader called the “quintessence of Western civilization” the book of Adolf Hitler “Mein Kampf” (recognized as extremist material in Russia) – its bible, and Europe and America – a geopolitical “half-corpse”, which “decomposes, and this stench spreads everywhere, threatening to strangle humanity.”