Stalnuhhin Goes to Court Against Internal Security Service ({{commentsTotal}})

Center Party MP Mihhail Stalnuhhin has filed a complaint against the Estonian counterintelligence and anti-corruption agency in Tallinn Administrative Court because he disagrees with their interpretation of his actions in the transition to the Estonian curriculum in Russian schools.

The annual security report published by the Internal Security Service (formerly Security Police) included an account of the 2011 transition to Estonian-language curriculum in Estonia's Russian high schools.

The publication said that Yana Toom, then deputy mayor of Tallinn, pressured local Russian high schools to lobby for a halt to the transition to Estonian-language instruction, Delfi reported today.

“Under pressure from Mihhail Stalnuhhin, similar applications were submitted by five Russian schools in Narva. Mihhail Kõlvart, who replaced Yana Toom as deputy mayor after the elections, continued the anti-transition activities of his predecessor, adding hidden counteractions to existing public actions,” the report said.

Toom and Kõlvart also sued but so far the courts have sided with the security police.