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Legacies, Coercion and Soft Power: Russian Influence in the Baltic States

@inproceedings{Grigas2012LegaciesCA,
  title={Legacies, Coercion and Soft Power: Russian Influence in the Baltic States},
  author={Agnia Grigas},
  year={2012}
}
Introduction With the entry of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (‘the Baltics’) into the EU and NATO in 2004, Russian influence in the Baltic region appeared greatly diminished. The fact that Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius still perceive it as a potential threat to their economies, energy sectors and societies is often surprising to outsiders. Some may argue that it is only natural for Russia, like any country, to seek influence in its neighbouring states, particularly ones with which it has a common… 
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