The Baltic Times Oct 17, 2012
TALLINN - Tallinn Deputy Mayor Mihhail Kolvart chastised the Estonian government in a speech given in Strasbourg during the World Forum for Democracy.
Kolvart, who has pushed for preserving Russian-language schools at secondary level in Estonia, recently sued the Security Police for defamation, after the agency’s annual report described him as a potential threat to national security.
In Strasbourg, Kolvart talked about political activism among minority ethnicities with regard to Estonia’s Russian-language high schools, which transitioned to 60 percent Estonian-language instruction in 2011.
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