Estonian foreign minister Rijvo Sinijarv told Novoyevremya (no. 33) that he "would not compare the Tartutreaty to a cornerstone. It was the act by which Russia recognizedthe birth of an independent state." While Sinijarv’s statementdoes not represent a retreat from Tallinn’s insistence that Moscowrecognize the 1920 Tartu accord as the basis for relations, itdoes suggest that Estonia now seeks to lower the decibel levelon this question in order to find an agreement with Moscow.
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