Tag Archives: Russia

Five Life Lessons from Tartu

Piotr Jan Pietrzak, a master’s graduate of the University of Tartu, shares five lessons that he learned in Tartu. Continue reading

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Brexit: Hidden Implications for Baltic Security

Political scientist Eoin Micheál McNamara discusses the implications of a possible British exit from the EU on Baltic security. Continue reading

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How Russia and Estonia Remember WWII?

See how Russia pushes the WWII memory into the domain of sacred, while Estonia de-sacralizes the war. Continue reading

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The “Narva Paradox” and a Reality Check

See what the students and teachers of our EU–Russia master’s programme discovered in Narva, a town where one-third of the population are Russian citizens. Continue reading

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Commemorating Boris Nemtsov

University of Tartu Professor Andrey Makarychev explains how the murder of Boris Nemtsov was politically prepared and justified before it actually happened. Continue reading

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Russian Oil and Gas – Sanctions Produce Effect

Political scientist Andrei V. Belyi examines the effect of Western sanctions on Russian energy industry. Continue reading

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The Second Crimean War: When Decaying Empires Strike Back

Professor Rein Taagepera maps the present situation in Crimea, Russia, and Ukraine in the broader historical context, relying on quantitative studies of empire growth and decay over the last 5000 years. Continue reading

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