• 1999-11-25
If anyone needs reminding that the Baltics are immensely better off free of Russia, they should take a look at the war in Chechnya. The contrast between three small countries steadily implementing democracy and the rule of law, and a giant state using its power to slaughter civilians and manipulate public opinion, could not be greater. Moscow's rhetoric about alleged "human rights violations" in Latvia and Estonia is utter hypocrisy compared with the brutal way it treats its own inhabitants.Regrettably, the international community has shown a similar double standard recently. The Organizati...
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