Arnold Rüütel was the President of the Republic of Estonia from October 8, 2001 to October 9, 2006. He was the second President since Estonia regained its independence in 1991.
Rüütel also served as the last Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR from March 29, 1990 to October 6, 1992.
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“The country and society is strong enough to tell the truth with a straight back.”
“Let us remember that in just a couple of decades the number of Estonians seeing the New Year will be one-fifth less than today.”
“One violent power was replaced by another for half a century. However, we cannot speak of our tough fate in the form of self-commiseration or demanding sympathy from others.”
“Just like then, today we can draw the world's attention to the fact that, unlike the majority of Europe, the year 1945 did not bring us freedom.”
“The laying of an underwater gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea is a very complicated undertaking and requires utmost public attention,”
“All the countries around the Baltic Sea should be involved, as the project entails big environmental hazards,”
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