March 27, 2014

Putin's Land Grab Frightens Baltic States

Roland Flamini, World Affairs Journal

The Associated Press

Putin’s landgrab of the Crimean Peninsula is understandably viewed with considerable alarm in the Baltics. Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia all have Russian minorities; for example, in Estonia, a quarter of the population is of Russian descent. In Latvia, about 30 percent of the population is of Russian descent, and there is a strong ethnic Russian presence in the Latvian Parliament.

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TAGGED: Baltics, Baltic States, Crimea, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

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