Tag Archives: Russia

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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Win Crimea and Pawn Siberia

What Putin most likely did not hear from his advisors in March 2014? Has anyone else won from the recent events in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, besides China? Professor Emeritus of political science Rein Taagepera has the answers. Continue reading

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Crimea “Referendum”: Welcome Back Home!

Semiotician Mihhail Lotman showcases the modelling role of art, based on a popular, recent picture that came to symbolise the current state of affairs in Crimea. Continue reading

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How Secure Are Small Nations after the Annexation of Crimea?

Heiko Pääbo, Head of the UT Center for Baltic Studies, writes about the perspective and the consequences of Russia’s aggression in Crimea for the small nations. Continue reading

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Russian Federation 2014: A Difficult Year Ahead?

Read what an expert network led by two UT political scientists predicts for Russia in 2014 with regard to its political, economic, and societal development. Continue reading

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Silent and Slow Estonians, Emotional and Fast Russians

What happens when an Estonian and a Russian meet? See the outcomes of a new study about ethnic stereotypes and communication patterns. Continue reading

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4 Good Reasons for You to Visit Narva

Narva is much more than another province town. With 82 percent of its population being ethnically Russians, it is a different Estonia. Here are 4 good reasons for you to visit Narva. Continue reading

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