The Kremlin

Lithuanian view: What to expect from Russia in 2017?

2017 could be the year of Russia’s return – the signs of this were discussed in a Tuesday afternoon discussion organised by the the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (RESC) and VU TSPMI. The political scientists discussed the topic of “What will decide Russian foreign policy in 2017?” It is likely that the government rotation of the West, the resolution of the stalled Syrian conflict and strategic changes to the Russian tone will open opportunities for de-escalation and Putin’s return as a figure that is repulsive for many, but at the same time – an inevitable partner in resolving questions in the international political arena. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian expert links Russian border problems with president’s statement

Moscow imposed border restrictions on Lithuanian vehicles in response to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė‘s recent statements in which she called Russia a terrorist state, political scientist Dovilė Jakniunaitė of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University said on Monday. […]