The signing of the truce between Estonia and Russia.

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31. December 1919

The 14th public sitting of the peace negotiations began on the evening of December 31, at 7 pm, also attended by journalists from Western- and Baltic countries, Scandinavia, USA and Japan.

Both parties confirmed, that a compromise had been reached to form the truce. Along with the truce, other important political agreements, regarding the independence, and border and military securities of Estonia, were signed. These points were later added to the peace treaty, unaltered. The truce was to come into effect from January 3, 1920, at 10.30 Estonian and 12.00 Moscow time. During the following seven days, both parties had to assure the cease of all military activities on all fronts. In case of misunderstandings, special committees were to be formed.

Source: Eesti ajalugu. VI, Vabadussõjast taasiseseisvumiseni. Tartu: Ilmamaa, 2005
Eesti Vabadussõda, 1918-1920, 2. Tallinn: Mats, 1997                                                                                 

Image source: http://akamai.tehnokratt.net/pictures/virumaa/Tarturahuslmijad.jpg


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