Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar yesterday visited St. Petersburg State University, where he gave a lecture on cooperation between Tallinn and St. Petersburg and the normalization of Estonian-Russian relations.
The mayor discussed the current situation between Estonia and Russia in the transit business, as well as Russia's cooperation with EU structures and Estonia's role in Russia's relations with Baltic Sea countries.
"Cooperation with St. Petersburg has lasted over 14 years. And I sincerely hope that our countries' bilateral relations will become just as fruitful and positive as relations between our cities," Savisaar was quoted by Tallinn's press office as saying.
The university's rector, Nikolai Kropachev, said St. Petersburg and Tallinn universities are planning for research cooperation and student delegation visits in 2014.
During the trip, Savisaar promoted the Russian translation of his book "The Truth About Estonia."