Explaining minority politics in the Baltics

  • 2014-11-05
  • By Leonidas Donskis
In the wake of the Russian-Ukrainian war (crudely disguised as an internal conflict in Donbass) the surge of ethnic minority political parties in the Baltic States calls for attention. That Russia has repeatedly launched a massive media and psychological attack against the Baltic States is obvious to anyone not devoid of the sense of reality.Yet it would be simplistic to refer to Russia’s political presence as the only factor that might explain the rise of the Russian and Polish minority parties in the Baltics. In fact, this tendency signals the arrival of the new phase in the p...
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