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Foreign Minister Paet Commemorated Victims of Communism in Washington


No. 18-E

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, who is currently on a visit to the United States of America, placed a commemorative wreath on the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C. Foreign Minister Paet said that we must not forget all those who died and suffered under communist regimes.

The Victims of Communism Memorial was opened in June 2007 by President George W. Bush. There is also a virtual Global Museum on Communism that contains data and histories of people who suffered under communist regimes. The museum can be found at the web address The virtual museum also includes a gallery dedicated to Estonia.

Both the Victims of Communism Memorial and the virtual museum are international initiatives that have been supported by the governments of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland, among others. Thousands of organisations and individuals worldwide have also supported the initiatives.


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