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Mariita Mattiisen, Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski, Agata Supinska

Russia‘s influence and presence in Estonia

These three reports by New Direction on the Russian regime’s influence in the Baltic States come during a very important time period, especially in light of the current debates on lifting sanctions against Russia, the increase in polls of political parties being neutral towards Russia, and the never-ending hybrid war in Ukraine led by President Putin. Using its old divide et impera tactics, Russia is challenging the unity of the EU Member States by taking full advantage of different factors, including economic links and support from political parties with especially strong ties to the Kremlin.