Estonia backs Poland in history dispute with Russia

The Estonian parliament in a Wednesday resolution condemned Russia's attempts to burden Poland with co-responsibility for the outbreak of World War Two. The Russian ambassador to Estonia has called the resolution "blasphemous."

In the resolution, titled "Historical remembrance and falsifying history," its authors condemn Russia for trying to re-write history and voice their support for Poland and other countries whom Russia has blamed for the outbreak of the war.

They also said that it is Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia that are responsible for "mass annihilation on a scale unprecedented in human history."

Russian Ambassador to Estonia Aleksandr Petrov called the act "blasphemous" and an "unfriendly" step which will have bearing on Estonia's relations with Russia.