Latvia's Russian-speakers
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Strange bedfellows: Latvian nationalists and ethnic Russians both want to block entrance of more Russians

It has often been remarked that politics can make strange bedfellows, bringing together groups that one could not imagine agreeing on anything. That is what has been happening in Latvia, where Latvian nationalists and ethnic-Russian residents of that Baltic country—for quite different reasons—both support restricting any further immigration into Latvia from the Russian Federation. […]

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Putin backs down and… wins?

Russian forces are withdrawing from the Ukrainian border. Pro-Russian separatists are putting down their arms. There are reports about Russia re-opening some of its markets to Western production. All this has sparked discussions about Moscow backing down from confrontation with the West. […]

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Opinion

Opinion: What Kremlin gained and lost in Ukraine

As Russia‘s intervention in Ukraine seems to be entering a lower-intensity stage and reports are coming in about ceasefire agreements, both international and Lithuanian media are indulging in discussions on who are the winners and the losers of the conflict. […]

Dalia Leinartė
Opinion

Shall we live in a Eurasian empire of woman haters?

Vladimir Putin, Russian politicians and some intellectuals keep talking about the “Russian world” and readiness of the country’s armed forces to defend the Russian population in any country. It is worth remembering that before the Bosnian war (1992-1995) and the mass killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats, Radovan Karadžić also spoke of Serbia’s interests not only in countries with the Serb minority, but also in those with only Serbian graves […]