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Why Putin won't attempt to 'integrate' Estonia and Latvia into the Russian Federation

Commercio, Michele E. (2018) Why Putin won't attempt to 'integrate' Estonia and Latvia into the Russian Federation. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (07 Mar 2018). Website.

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Following the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, there were fears that Estonia and Latvia could be dragged into a similar crisis due to the large numbers of ethnic Russians living in each state. But as Michele E. Commercio highlights, the unique history of Estonia and Latvia has produced a very different situation to that in Ukraine, with both states now hosting a new generation of integrated, bilingual ethnic Russians who are content with their lives in Estonia and Latvia. Any attempt to integrate parts of Estonia or Latvia into the Russian Federation would likely face fierce resistance from ethnic Russians on the ground as well as from NATO forces.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 13:59
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 17:47

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