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Non-Citizenship Issue in Baltic Countries Passing from the Scene (Paul Globe, The Jamestown Foundation)

In the 1990s, the status of ethnic Russians who did not automatically become citizens in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania was a lively topic—especially in Moscow, where policymakers hoped to use those communities as a pressure device or even a fifth column against these countries. With the passage of time, however, ethnic-Russian populations in the Baltics have declined due to deaths, departures or assimilation.

Non-Citizenship Issue in Baltic Countries Passing from the Scene – Jamestown