Politicians weigh elections differently

  • 2003-12-11
  • Staff and wire reports
TALLINN-RIGA-VILNIUS - Baltic politicians were at odds this week as to how to interpret the outcome of Russia's parliamentary elections, though most agreed that relations with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were unlikely to change as a result of the poll despite the strong support of the Kremlin and the better-than-expected showing by nationalists critical of the Baltics.The ultranationalist Vlad-imir Zhirinovsky, who in late October during a visit to Ivangorod, just across the river from Narva, called for Russia to take over the eastern half of Estonia, finished in third place with 11.6 p...
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