Russia still has unfinished business with its neighbours

Russia has sent out a signal to everyone - ‘don’t mess with us in our own backyard’. This is enough.

16th August, 2008

Russia has sent out a signal to everyone - ‘don’t mess with us in our own backyard’. This is enough.

Nadia the green-eyed Russian waitress whispered conspiratorially, ‘‘They don’t like us, you know. The Estonians, they think we are occupiers.’’ She glanced over at the other bar staff and continued, ‘‘but we are not. We were born here, this is our land, can’t you see the great Orthodox cathedral - if...

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