Breaking the ice with Russia

  • 2009-10-15
  • By Philip Birzulis
In April 1986, Swedish scientists alerted the world to the Chernobyl disaster after they detected radioactivity in the atmosphere. The fact that news of the accident got out in such a random manner spoke volumes about the state of east-west relations at the time.Communication between the former Cold War foes has improved remarkably since then, even if the two sides do not see eye to eye on many issues. And this new openness was present in a lively panel discussion on business, energy and environmental issues at the Baltic Development Forum.Sitting at the same table did not mean the pa...
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