PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 20, 1999
On September 18, 55 years ago, Acting
President-Prime Minister Jüri Uluots appointed Otto Tief`s
government into office.
The restoration of the governmental
organs of the Republic of Estonia during the eventful September
of 1944 is important, because it affirmed the juridical continuation
of the Republic of Estonia, and it showed that Estonia accepted
neither the Soviet occupation nor the 3-year period of German
To date, the restored independent
Estonia has placed little emphasis on the historical and juridical
importance of the Tief government. Yet, it is one of the essential
parts of the adherence to the principle of juridical continuation
of the Republic of Estonia.
In order to observe the event, the
Prime Minister hosts tonight at Toompea, at 18:00 o'clock, a dinner
for those who were associated with the National Committee, the
Otto Tief government, and the Haukka reconnaissance group.