Wilson Center Experts

Martha Merritt

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Latvia
Affiliation:
Associate Dean of the College, University of Chicago
Wilson Center Project(s):
Imagining the Baltic States: Ethnicity and Apocalypse in Russian Foreign Policy

Project Summary

Russia’s three tiny Baltic neighbors have come to be perceived in Russia as markers for western imperialism and an assault on Slavic identity; links the often apocalyptic rhetoric emanating from Russia about the Baltic states with a profound and historically-rooted fear of vulnerability