Week in pictures: September 21-28 ({{commentsTotal}})

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Week 39 in Estonia can be summarized in one word: surprises.

The first news bomb went off on Tuesday, when the Internal Security Service made public its investigation into bribery allegetions against Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar. Six other people have been named as connected to four episodes of crime, most suspected of giving bribes to Savisaar. Savisaar himself denied any wrongdoing, saying he is as clean as a whistle and will not resign either as the mayor or the party head over the allegations. 

The second surprise of the week came on Saturday, when it became clear that Eston Kohver has been released from a prison in Russia and, after an almost 13-month absence, is safely back home with this family. Kohver made a short appearance at a press conference, thanking everyone for their support.

Kohver was swapped for Aleksei Dressen, a Russian spy sentenced to 16 year prison for treason, who President Toomas Hendrik Ilves pardoned ahead of the exchange.

Ilves signed the pardon while in a working visit in the US, where he also held a public discussion with Francis Fukuyama on the future of information technologies.

Taking about cooperation with US, the US Air Force's A-10 are back in Estonia and have been conducting training flights throughout the week. 

Editor: M. Oll



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