RIGA - Though the total length of all Russia’s land borders is a total of 20,241 km, its contact with the Baltic Sea, around St. Petersburg and the Kaliningrad exclave, is miniscule. It is enough, however, to qualify Russia as a member of the group of Baltic Sea countries.What role does Russia play in the Baltic region? Cargo transit, for one. Russia’s Primorsk port handled 16.7 million tons of cargo in the first three months of 2013, down by 15 percent on the year, reports PortNews. In comparison, in the first seven months of the year, 17.2 million tons of cargo was trans...
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