Sofi Oksanen, Rein Raud Among Signers of Pro-Free Speech Letter to Putin ({{commentsTotal}})

While the anti-homophobia themes related to the Sochi Games have thus far not resonated much in Estonia, a letter by international literary luminaries to Vladimir Putin condemning restrictions on free speech in Russia has three Estonian signers.

Rein Raud, Kätlin Kaldma and Sofi Oksanen, who is of Finnish-Estonian origin, are among the signers.

The letter was published today, a day before the Games are to begin.

Its drafters include Nobel winners Günter Grass, Wole Soyinka, Elfriede Jelinek and Orhan Pamuk as well as one of Russia's best known novelists, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, The Guardian reported.