Russia increasing “soft power” efforts in Baltic countries

Posted on March 8, 2014 • Filed under: Europe reported that…einiks points out that Russia is attempting to enforce its ”soft power” in Latvia through information campaigns, as well as through cultural, educational and other similar instruments, so to promote a positive attitude towards Russia, which later will be used by Russia for its “geopolitical interests.” The Security Police chief said that “it may not seem all that negative when, for example, books are presented as gifts to Latvian schools, but that the contents of these books, especially ones

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that include historical information, must be evaluated very critically.” According to the Security Police chief, two so-called ”Russian world cabinets” have been opened in Valmiera and Rezekne, and it is possible others may be established in Latvia as well. Read Article

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