Sillaste Juhan

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  • № 2, 2003

    • Pilotage in the ocean of political myths (R.H.Simonyan. Russia and the Baltic states. M.: Academia, 2003. – 456 pp.)

      According to the author, the new monograph by Renald Simonyan compels to reexamine many problems of Russia, as well as of the Baltic states, in order to deeper assess geopolitical and transformational processes. The reader is offered an unexpected conclusion – it is the Baltic states that proposed a real way to preserve the Union, whereas central authorities did their best to make it collapse… Simonyan analyzes all the principal components of the history of Russian-Baltic relations. Starting from the Baltic mentality, different from the Russian and Soviet one, he substantially characterizes thinking and aspirations of people during the period when Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were a part of the Soviet Union.

      DOI: 10.30570/2078-5089-2003-29-2-197-200