In a demonstrative snub to NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin has named an aviation regiment of the Russian Air Force "Tallinn" after the capital of neighbouring NATO and EU- member Estonia.

The decree signed says the naming of the 23rd Fighter Aviation Regiment was decided in order "to preserve glorious military traditions." The aviation wing is based in the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East, near its border with China.

Putin's decree has sparked both anger and concern in Estonia...


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