“Russian World” was not allowed into Estonia: the Balts were forced to paint over the inscriptions on the tanks from the Russian Federation
On January 19, a freight train carrying fuel oil arrived from the territory of the Russian Federation at the railway border crossing point of Koidula (Estonia). On four tanks of the composition, the words “Russian World” were visible, which have become common nouns for Western countries since 2014.
With such an inscription, the local border guards did not allow the train to go further. This was written on Facebook (the social network is banned in the Russian Federation; it belongs to the Meta company, which is extremist and banned in the Russian Federation) Lyuna Prefecture.
It is reported that the brigade of the composition did not object to the remarks of the Baltic states, and the Russians also said that they were just doing their job and did not know anything about the “Russian World” on the tanks. After that, the Estonians said that the text should not just be sealed with colored tape, a sticker or something else, but smeared with paint so that it “is never and nowhere to be seen.” The border guards stressed that if their requirements are not met, the train will turn towards the Russian Federation.
“In a moment, the train crew had a can of blue paint in their hands, and the symbol was removed without further ado,” the prefecture noted. However, the brigade either decided to cheat, or was simply inattentive, but the inscriptions on some tanks still remained, which angered local residents, who began to post the corresponding photos on social networks.