America in eyes of Eastern Europe

  • 2003-01-16
  • Michael Adler
VIENNAThe former communist countries readying to join the EU have a special relationship with the United States and feel that more Europe does not mean less America."Quite a lot of people still see the situation here as if we're a front line between Russia and the Western world, and the United States represents the Western world," Arnis Kaktins, director of the Latvian think-tank SKDS social research institute, said."Ordinary people feel it's a choice between being pro-Russian or pro-American," Katkins said.He said that for Latvians the United States continued to be identified with freedom ...
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