Why Russia’s Policy vis-à-vis Estonia Begs for Revision
Experts and readers often fail to comprehend the closeness of the economic ties Russia maintains with states where official rhetoric regarding Russia, its interests and values are, to put it mildly, unfriendly. One of the most striking examples is the countries of Eastern Europe and the Baltic States. For the latter, anti-Russian rhetoric in recent years has dominated foreign policy almost exclusively. With this commentary by Nikolay Mezhevich, a well-known Russian expert on the region, we begin a series of publications on how Russia could economically punish its neighbours, whose policies provide objective reasons for this.