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Need for Speed: Can Russian Participation in Rail Baltica Help Boost the Economy of the Russian North-West and Improve Cultural Connectivity with Baltic States in the Post-Pandemic World?

... Rail Baltica to improve connectivity with the Baltic States. At the moment, it can be described as appalling and shocking. It will take up to 7 hours and 30 minutes to travel by diesel-powered locomotive train from St. Petersburg (Russia) to Tallinn (Estonia), a distance of 370 km which can be covered by car in 5 hours. By comparison, the distance of 680 km from Paris to Nice is traveled by the TGV train in 5 hours and 30 minutes. The reason for the significantly slower speed of the so-called “Baltic ...

11.10.2021

The Rail Baltica: A Thorny Path Towards a United Railway System in the Baltics

... within the Baltic countries and integrate them with the European transport system, but will it be feasible enough to be independent of the third countries? The new rail project in the Baltics is considered to bring better rail connectivity between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania with the rest of Western Europe helping to integrate Baltic states with the rest of the EU. For freight traffic, it may help to increase the capacity of the rail network and develop trade within the Baltics and with other European ...

13.09.2021

Stay Home and Prepare for Occupation

... self-explanatory—Russia is an aggressive state that has to be deterred. RAND Corporation Report "Deterring Russian Aggression in the Baltic States Through Resilience" In the very beginning, the authors state that the governments and citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Estonia are facing Russian propaganda and other nonmilitary activities on a daily basis. And that is just a part of a significant and insidious Russian campaign that designed to undermine trust in their institutions, foment ethnic ...

21.04.2020

The Baltics in 2020. Frontline States and the Double Periphery

... republics, members of the old elites lost to political movements and politicians that voters do not associate with the ruling class. Alexander Yermakov: Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade The populist revolt was most strikingly evident in Estonia, where the ultra-right Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) finished third in the 2019 parliamentary elections (winning 19 seats in the Riigikogu) and joined the coalition that denies the value of European integration for Estonia. ...

20.01.2020

Meeting with Estonian Ambassador Margus Laidre

On January 9, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council, had a meeting with Margus Laidre, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Russia. On January 9, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council, had a meeting with Margus Laidre, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Russia. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: ...

13.01.2020

Geopolitics and e-Diplomacy of Estonia

Within the context of digitalization, nobody knows if Estonian identity will be defined by blood, language, religion, passport, or anything else in the future Around 1,500 BC, a group of nine asteroids crashed on the island of Saaremaa in Western Estonia, incinerating all kind of life-form within a radius ...

31.12.2019

Andrey Kortunov Speaks at Lennart Meri International Conference

On May 17–19, 2019, Tallinn hosted a regular session of Lennart Meri international conference — an annual forum held since 2007 in memory of the 1992–2001 Estonian President. On May 17–19, 2019, Tallinn hosted a regular session of Lennart Meri international conference — an annual forum held since 2007 in memory of the 1992–2001 Estonian President. The general theme of this year was designated as ...

20.05.2019

Meeting with Estonian Diplomats

On October 9, 2018, Margus Laidre, Estonian Ambassador to Russia, and Silver Kungas, Third Secretary of the Embassy, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On October 9, 2018, Margus Laidre, Estonian Ambassador to Russia, and Silver Kungas, Third Secretary of the Embassy, visited ...

12.10.2018

Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future: An Anthology

This publication includes 53 articles analysing the main development trends in the post-Soviet space – both the geopolitical region as a whole and the individual countries that make it up. The anthology consists of three sections: the first section is retrospective in nature and looks at the post-Soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the USSR; the second section analyses the current state of the former Soviet nations; and the third section provides a number of forecasts for the development...

11.04.2018
 

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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