Tag: Estonia

Russians Accuse Lithuania of Welcoming ‘Islamist Extremists’

April 23, 2014

Staunton, April 23 – Several Russian nationalist portals have segments with the title “the new is the well-forgotten old.” That is certainly proving to be true with some of the ideological tropes that Russian commentators are trying out now. Much of what they say appears to be little more than an updated version of an […]

Ethnic Russians in Estonia Protest Moscow’s Promotion of Separatism

Staunton, April 15 – Moscow’s promotion of unrest and separatism in Estonia has prompted a group of ethnic Russians and other non-titular nations to start a petition drive in support of Estonia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and condemning such outside interference in Estonia’s domestic affairs. Despite its membership in the European Union and NATO and […]

A New Non-Recognition Policy is Needed Now for Crimea

April 8, 2014

Staunton, April 8 – The United States and the West must put in place an updated version of the non-recognition policy they applied to the Soviet occupation of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to underscore our outrage at the use of Russian brute force in Ukraine to annex part or all of a neighboring state and […]

Moscow Must Recognize It Has Lost Baltic Countries At Least for Now, Regnum Editor Says

April 7, 2014

Staunton, April 7 In the wake of the Crimean crisis, a senior editor of Russia’s Regnum news agency says, the three Baltic countries have become even more geopolitically significant than they were for both Russia and the West, but because of its own policy failures, Russia has lost any significant influence in Estonia, Latvia, and […]

Putin Draws His Own ‘Red Lines’ across Post-Soviet Space

March 27, 2014

Staunton, March 27 – The Western powers have long talked about “red lines” in Syria and elsewhere: actions or events that they say have suggested underscore their concern and indicate where they will act. Now, Russian President Vladimir Putin has done the same, and his “red lines” underscore that his moves in Ukraine are part […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 16: Russian Provocations

March 5, 2014

The war of words between Russia and the EU and USA is intensifying. While the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, is attending meetings in Paris to persuade France, an arms supplier to Russia, to oppose sanctions, Russian state media have released potentially damaging phone recordings between EU diplomats. Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For […]

Russian Spy Captured in Estonia

August 19, 2013

  A former Estonian intelligence agent is suspected of espionage in favor of Russia. Vladimir Veitman was arrested in Estonia on suspicion of state treason. Mikhail Aleksandrov, director of the Baltics Department of the Institute for the CIS commented on the situation for Kommersant FM’s Anna Kazakova It has been reported that (Vladimir ) Veitman (the […]