Tag: Russian speakers

Russian Speakers Abroad ‘Not a Community, Not a Diaspora, and Not a Single Ethnos’

May 16, 2014

Staunton, May 16 – Vladimir Putin routinely asserts that Russian speakers abroad, a category which includes both those of ethnic Russian background and others who use Russian in their daily lives, are not only a single nation but one that requires the continuing protection of the Russian state. But a new study shows that the […]

Does Putin Plan to Test NATO in Latvia?

April 22, 2014

Staunton, April 21 – Latvia may be as prepared as any small country next to a very large one to defend itself against a military invasion. It has a modernized military, albeit one trained for peacekeeping rather than national defense, and it is a member of NATO, on whose Article Five Latvians rely. At least, […]