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Voice of America Calls on UVM Post-Soviet Republics Expert in Baltic States Article

Michele Commercio, an associate professor of political science specializing in Russian minority politics, talks to Voice of America about the possibility of situations like that of Crimea occurring in the surrounding Baltic states. Commercio explains the ethnic tensions that exist in these states, but does not believe they will erupt like Crimea due in part to more stable economies. Read the story…