Formation of Russian Policy Towards the Baltic Countries: Historical and Legal Lessons for Modern Ukraine
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- Baltics; Russian expansion; falsification of history; limitrophs; Estonian community of the Crimea; exclave; Kaliningrad region
The article considers the main factors that had created historical prerequisites for development of the Russian expansion in the Baltic States. The main directions of this process are highlighted both in retrospect and at the present stage. The problem of formation of the Estonian community in the Crimea during the times of the Russian Empire in the context of influence on the security aspects of the existence of modern Ukrainian statehood is outlined. The historical preconditions for the formation of the Russian status of the Kaliningrad region as an exclave are determined and the assessment of this phenomenon from the point of view of the stability of the current system of international relations is given. The peculiarities of the Kremlin propaganda’s use of falsified facts of the historical and legal reality of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia as an instrument of the hybrid war waged against these countries are listed. The factors of spreading Russian expansion in the Baltics are generalized for Ukraine to take into account in the form of a structural model with such basic blocks as: mythologizing the history of the Baltics; religious expansion; the economic importance of the Baltics for Russia; cultural and assimilation policy; foreign policy consolidation of the results of expansion.
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TY - CONF AU - Oleksandr Ivanov AU - Yuriy Ivanov AU - Volodymyr Okipnyuk PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/18 TI - Formation of Russian Policy Towards the Baltic Countries: Historical and Legal Lessons for Modern Ukraine BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science, Psychology and Legal Regulation (SPL 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 243 EP - 247 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211218.040 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211218.040 ID - Ivanov2021 ER -