Nr 46 • Juuni 2007

Vassal States

It is widely accepted in Russia that Estonia always was and will be dependent on others: if it is not Russia’s ‘vassal,’ it has to be an underling of some other state.

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English summary

This issue of Diplomaatia is devoted to Estonian-Russian relations, especially the recent falling out over Estonia’s decision to remove the so-called Bronze Soldier – the statue that commemorated what Moscow calls the ‘liberation’ of Tallinn in 1944, but which for Estonia symbolised the start of another, much longer occupation. We also examine some aspects of Russia’s domestic situation that influence Moscow’s relationship with its neighbours in general and with Estonia in particular.

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