According to Raivo Vare
, the assessment of Boris Yeltsin's personality has been as controversial as the characteristically complicated and controversial great man himself.
It is time to recognise this in a dignified manner," said Raivo Vare, who worked as state minister of Estonia from 1990 to 1992.
A working group will be formed to determine a suitable and appropriate location for the monument and a public competition will be organised for its erection, by involving relevant state institutions, Tallinn City Government and representatives from the associations of Estonian architects and artists.
The goal of the competition is the creation of a beautiful monumental work of art, which will add value to the Tallinn cityscape.
The members of the NGO council
include Matti Päts, Raivo Vare
, Heiki Ahonen, Jüri Kraft, Igor Gräzin, Ülo Kaevats and Jüri Käo.
Signatories to the petition include Raivo Vare
, Igor Gräzin, Tiit Pruuli, Marju Lauristin, Marko Mihkelson, Jüri Kraft, Matti Päts, Vladimir Juškin, Rein Veidemann, Ülo Kaevats, Vaino Väljas, Jüri Käo, Andrus Saar, Märt Vooglaid, Arnold Rüütel, Sulev Loo, David Vseviov, Jaan Elken, Jüri Raidla, Hannes Tamjärv, Mark Soosaar, Olari Taal, Aare Tark, Hanon Barabaner, Fjodor Berman, Rein Kilk, Indrek Neivelt, Heiki Ahonen, Priit Haller, Urmas Sõõrumaa, Jaan Toots, Pavel Makarov, Vjatšeslav Leedo, Kalle Klandorf, Juhan Kivirähk, Neinar Seli, Lagle Parek, Peeter Pere, Meelis Kubits.