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Latvian-Russian relations according to Russian ambassador
Veshnyakov: Latvian-Russian relations can be marked "no higher than a three"

Riga, 23.01.2013

On a scale of one to five, Latvian-Russian relations can currently be marked no higher than a three, Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov says in an interview with the newspaper Telegraf, cites LETA.


Both countries' relations have not reached a two, which "several Latvian right-wing politicians strive for," points out the ambassador and explains that, with the "help of their anti-Russian hysteria, these politicians try to prolong their political careers."

Veshnyakov, however, warns that such populism is a threat to decent neighbor relations and can negatively affect economic and cultural cooperation. "No one will continue to reach out his hand for a handshake when a back is constantly turned against him," says the ambassador. Even though Latvian-Russian economic cooperation grew last year, due to such actions, it slowed down, he adds.

Veshnyakov pointed out that the Russophobic and nationalist ideas of Latvian right-wing parties are losing their influence and will not be able to ensure majority support in elections.

"It is not possible to improve the standard of living, solve demographic issues and halt migration only with patriotic slogans, which is what right-wing Riga mayoral candidates are doing," emphasizes the ambassador.


in http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/baltic_...?doc=69131

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The official Russian attitude towards its Baltic neighbours is permeated by what I would term hysterical populism.

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Why does Russia keep this attitude towards their former Soviet colonies republics?

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(2013 Jan 28 14:32)Zephyr Wrote:  Why does Russia keep this attitude towards their former Soviet colonies republics?

Because NATO expanded into their backyard and the Baltic countries are trying to integrate as solidly as possibly into Western structures and shed their Soviet heritage.

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(2013 Jan 28 14:32)Zephyr Wrote:  Why does Russia keep this attitude towards their former Soviet colonies republics?

What Musta said, and also because they occupy more or less the same position in the Putinist mind as Emmanuel Goldstein did in Ingsoc. Apparently.

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(2013 Jan 28 10:01)Mustapaita Wrote:  The official Russian attitude towards its Baltic neighbours is permeated by what I would term hysterical populism.

I would add that it's vice versa the same, unfortunately. The amount of butthurt about the removal of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn or the SS veterans demonstrations in Latvia was about the same on both sides.

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(2013 Jan 28 16:39)Temnozor Wrote:  
(2013 Jan 28 10:01)Mustapaita Wrote:  The official Russian attitude towards its Baltic neighbours is permeated by what I would term hysterical populism.

I would add that it's vice versa the same, unfortunately. The amount of butthurt about the removal of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn or the SS veterans demonstrations in Latvia was about the same on both sides.

Sure, but its their country. Its also sort of natural, taking into account recent history and relations, that Estonians think about Russia and discuss it a lot. What Russia says and does can have profound impact. Why Russia spends so much time bad-mouthing insignificant little Estonia, though, is a mystery.

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(2013 Jan 28 14:32)Zephyr Wrote:  Why does Russia keep this attitude towards their former Soviet colonies republics?

Maybe because so many Russians lives there still...
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(2013 Jan 28 18:20)Mustapaita Wrote:  
(2013 Jan 28 16:39)Temnozor Wrote:  
(2013 Jan 28 10:01)Mustapaita Wrote:  The official Russian attitude towards its Baltic neighbours is permeated by what I would term hysterical populism.

I would add that it's vice versa the same, unfortunately. The amount of butthurt about the removal of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn or the SS veterans demonstrations in Latvia was about the same on both sides.



Sure, but its their country. Its also sort of natural, taking into account recent history and relations, that Estonians think about Russia and discuss it a lot. What Russia says and does can have profound impact. Why Russia spends so much time bad-mouthing insignificant little Estonia, though, is a mystery.

One of the important reasons for this focus on Estonia and Balts in general is that they stray away too far from now obligatory myth about WWII that current Russian leadership is trying to protect.
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(2013 Jan 28 18:20)Mustapaita Wrote:  ...

Why Russia spends so much time bad-mouthing insignificant little Estonia, though, is a mystery.

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(2013 Jan 28 16:16)Eldritch Wrote:  ... also because they occupy more or less the same position in the Putinist mind as Emmanuel Goldstein did in Ingsoc.

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