Posts tagged as Baltic Nations

How the Baltic nations’ ‘chain of freedom’ seemed impossible at the time

Friday, August 23, 2019

“I remember your dad was 14 when the Baltic Way took place,” my grandmother told me on the phone recently. “We lived in a village so we had to drive to get to the highway where the actual Baltic Way happened. There were multiple small bonfires along the way where people stood, and you could hear helicopters flying above our heads – possibly from Estonia to film the formation.” There…

Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way

By Terry Thompson on Saturday, January 12, 2019

As the new Congress begins, it will soon discuss the comprehensive reports to the U.S. Senate on the disinformation campaign of half-truths, outright fabrications and misleading posts made by agents of the Russian government on social media in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. After years of anemic responses to Russian influence efforts, official U.S. government policy now includes taking action to combat disinformation campaigns sponsored by Russia or…

Trump Derides NATO as ‘Obsolete.’ Baltic Nations See It Much Differently

By Marc Santora on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Near midnight on the outskirts of the Latvian capital, close to 100,000 spectators joined 16,500 singers last week in a song about a mystical castle that is submerged when foreign powers hold sway only to rise again. The castle is a metaphor for their nation. The foreign powers? Well, from the 20th century, take your pick. First it was the Russians. Then the Germans. Then the Russians again. Only in…