Russia and the Baltic States: Some Results Interstate Relations

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Geographically, the Baltic States border on Russia, and, in this sense, both parties objectively need to build constructive relations with each other on a range of issues. However, over the sovereign period after collapse of the USSR numerous thorny problems have been plaguing the relationships between the countries concerned. Arguably, in the contemporary span of time an array of dramatic discrepancies arises between Russia and the Baltic states. They should be sorted out and this settlement is vital for stable social-economic development of the entire Baltic region. Still, explicit anti-Russian policy and sentiments of the Baltic elites impede prospects for development of the mutually advantageous cooperation. Noteworthy, in an effort to design a new model of relationships between Russia and the Baltic States security issues along with the interests of the European Union (EU) and North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) feature a stumbling block. The attempts at exploiting historical memory also are another specific trait of the existent model
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBaltic Region—The Region of Cooperation
EditorsGennady Fedorov, at al.
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-14519-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-14518-7
StatePublished - 2019

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