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Russian Influence Fades in the Baltics

Jun 10, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
Russian Influence Fades in the Baltics
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have a newfound latitude in their relations with Russia.
(ILMARS ZNOTINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Competition between Russia and the West over the Baltic region is not new. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania occupy a strategic location in the flat borderlands of northeastern Europe, making them attractive to powers with regional ambitions. Attempts to control them began in the Middle Ages, with a period of Scandinavian...

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