The last execution for murder was that of Rein Oruste, who was shot in the back of the head on the 11th of September 1991.
The death penalty was totally abolished on the 18th of March 1998. Estonia signed up to Protocol No 6 on the 18th of March 1998.
In the Russian Federation : The Russian Federation has not formally abolished the death penalty although its last execution for murder took place on the 2nd of August 1996 when an unnamed man was shot with a single bullet to the back of the head. Between 1962 and 1990, it is thought that some 21,000 people executed, including 3,000 in 1962 alone for “economic” crime under the Soviet system. Protocol No. 6 has yet to be ratified by Russia.