Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 117

Archbishop Jaan Kiivit, head of Estonia’s Lutheran Church which encompasses virtually the entire Estonian people, has been denied an entry visa to Russia. The Archbishop had been invited by Lutherans in the Pechora district just across the border in Russia to take part in local church celebrations. (8) Pechora was annexed to the Russian Federation after the Soviet occupation of Estonia in 1939. Estonia does not recognize the annexation but continues to look to the 1920 Russian-Estonian treaty of Tartu, still in force under international law, to define the border between the two countries.

Ukrainian Reaction to Russian Resurgence.