The Problem of Soviet Colonialism in the Baltics

  title={The Problem of Soviet Colonialism in the Baltics},
  author={Epp Annus},
  journal={Journal of Baltic Studies},
  pages={21 - 45}
  • Epp Annus
  • Published 22 February 2012
  • History
  • Journal of Baltic Studies
This essay works through some of the necessary preliminary questions in thinking about Soviet colonialism in the Baltics. It opens by tracing the prehistory of critical thinking about Soviet colonialism in the 1960s and considers why the topic of Soviet colonialism has not (or not yet) become a dominant way to understand Soviet history. The central question posed by the article is whether one can speak about the Soviet invasions of the Baltic States as ‘colonization’. It proposes that… 

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