VILNIUS - For the Baltic states, the Chechen cause is more than a segment on the nightly news: It is a living reminder of their own, albeit more successful, struggle for self-determination against imperialist forces in Russia.This latest war in the small northern Caucasian republic (17,000 square kilometers, population 1.5 million), has aroused considerable protests from parliamentary groups in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The Lithuanian Seimas group of parliamentary relations with Chechnya accused Russia of a criminal act that smacked of genocide. The International Group of Parliamentari...
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