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June 25, 1993 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin on Thursday accused Estonia of adopting a new law so discriminatory against its ethnic Russian minority that it constitutes "ethnic cleansing and the introduction of an Estonian version of apartheid." Yeltsin's blast was the fiercest rhetorical attack by Moscow since the Baltic states became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. Russian Foreign Minister Andrei V.
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June 26, 1993 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia abruptly shut off natural gas supplies to Estonia on Friday, one day after President Boris N. Yeltsin threatened reprisals for what he called a policy of "apartheid" against Estonia's large Russian minority. Estonia has enough natural gas to last a few days, but will then be forced to import liquid gas by sea. "Natural gas is about the only life-sustaining commodity for which Estonia is still dependent on Moscow," said Tiit Made, an economist and leading member of Estonia's Parliament.
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November 23, 1992 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has come to this: A burly Russian soldier with an automatic rifle slung across his back now patrols the "Bridge of Friendship" that links his country with Estonia, searching cars for groceries being smuggled into this grimy industrial city. The vast majority of people coming into Narva are ethnic Russians, from an elderly man caught with 344 tins of condensed milk hidden under his back seat to a wily teen-ager who smuggles bundles of unlawfully earned rubles here from Russia.
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June 25, 1993 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin on Thursday accused Estonia of adopting a new law so discriminatory against its ethnic Russian minority that it constitutes "ethnic cleansing and the introduction of an Estonian version of apartheid." Yeltsin's blast was the fiercest rhetorical attack by Moscow since the Baltic states became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. Russian Foreign Minister Andrei V.
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June 26, 1993 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia abruptly shut off natural gas supplies to Estonia on Friday, one day after President Boris N. Yeltsin threatened reprisals for what he called a policy of "apartheid" against Estonia's large Russian minority. Estonia has enough natural gas to last a few days, but will then be forced to import liquid gas by sea. "Natural gas is about the only life-sustaining commodity for which Estonia is still dependent on Moscow," said Tiit Made, an economist and leading member of Estonia's Parliament.
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November 23, 1992 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has come to this: A burly Russian soldier with an automatic rifle slung across his back now patrols the "Bridge of Friendship" that links his country with Estonia, searching cars for groceries being smuggled into this grimy industrial city. The vast majority of people coming into Narva are ethnic Russians, from an elderly man caught with 344 tins of condensed milk hidden under his back seat to a wily teen-ager who smuggles bundles of unlawfully earned rubles here from Russia.
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