In Brief - 2003-01-16

  • 2003-01-16
Moscow's NATO-Baltic hopesMoscow hopes for a radical change in the attitude toward the Baltic states' Russian population with the three countries' entry into the security alliance. "We can indeed expect the Baltic countries' accession to NATO to direct their attention to the need for a radical change in the attitude toward Russian-speaking residents. First and foremost, this concerns Latvia and Estonia," presidential aide Sergei Yastrzhembsky said in an interview with Nezavisimaya Gazeta, a Russian daily. "Our Western partners keep telling us that Russia should welcome the accession of the ...
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