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The Russian diaspora in the Baltic states: the Trojan horse that never was

Coolican, Sarah (2021) The Russian diaspora in the Baltic states: the Trojan horse that never was. LSE IDEAS Strategic Updates. LSE Ideas, London, UK.

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Thirty years ago this month, the world shook as one of the only two Superpowers unexpectedly collapsed, creating enormous ramifications for the 25 million ethnic Russians who found themselves as non-titular citizens outside the borders of the newly formed Russian Federation. This ‘beached diaspora’ has been left marginalised and treated with fear, by the Baltic States in their nation-building policies and has left many to think of this community as ‘ripe’ for Russian influence. This Strategic Update will analyse Russian soft power policies and the development of ‘Russkii Mir’ as a tool for utilising this diaspora to further its foreign policy. Tools, which have been seemingly unaffected to a community of autonomy seeking citizens.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 08:21
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 08:45

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