A flattering new addition has been added to the skyline of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It is a tribute to the memory of Boris Yeltsin for his seminal role against all odds in giving Estonia its right to independence in 1990-91, two decades ago. The bas-relief, a graceful addition to the country’s numerous monuments is mounted on Nunne Street in Old Town for all and sundry to see and marvel at its beauty. Naina Yeltsina, Russia’s former First Lady was the sole Russian present at the unveiling, gesturing perhaps that the erstwhile Soviet Union [then comprising Soviet Socialist Republics] seems still sore about the dismemberment.
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