An American in Latvia: a visit to Daugavpils

  • 2017-12-28
  • Gordon F. Sander
In February 2016, BBC Two broadcast a film called “World War III: Inside the War Room” in which 10 political, diplomatic and military figures war-gamed an imaginary scenario in which Russia inserted itself militarily in Latgale, the heart of Latvia’s Russian ethnic minority population in the southeastern corner of the country.  In the film, in scenes evidently intended to mirror similar scenes from Ukraine’s restive Donbass region, a battalion of “green men” adorned in balaclavas storm a local government building, presumably in Dau...
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