The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Sale caused the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in connection with the initiative of the state Duma about cancellation of the resolution, which condemns the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its secret protocols. About it said on the website of the Estonian Ministry.
“We Express our dissatisfaction with the legal initiatives discussed in the State Duma. The international community has resolutely condemned the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The Pact and its secret protocols led directly to the cynical division of the world by two totalitarian regimes and paved the way to world war II, one of the most terrible chapters in our shared history,” – said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu.
This bill was submitted to the State Duma on may 27. The international Affairs Committee of the State Duma supported the bill on 9 June and sent it for further consideration.
According to the explanatory Memorandum (.pdf) to the bill, the document proposes to recognize invalid on the territory of the Russian Federation resolution of the Congress of people’s deputies of December 24, 1989, “On the political and legal assessment of the Soviet-German non-aggression Pact of 1939”. The authors of the bill believe that the document is not consistent with the principles of historical justice and was accepted under the pressure of external forces. In addition, the bill States that the regulation was an additional factor in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The non-aggression Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union signed on 23 August 1939, the heads of the departments of foreign Affairs of Germany and the Soviet Union, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov. According to the agreement, the parties undertook to refrain from attacking each other and to remain neutral if one of them becomes the object of hostilities by a third party.
The Pact included a secret Protocol on the delimitation between the parties of spheres of interest in Eastern Europe in case of “territorial and political rearrangement”. The Protocol called for the incorporation of Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Eastern Poland and Bessarabia to the USSR sphere of interest. Lithuania and the Western part of Poland were assigned to the German sphere of interest.