Wilson Center Experts

Martha Merritt

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Russia
Affiliation:
Associate Dean of the College, University of Chicago
Wilson Center Project(s):
Imagining the Baltic States: Ethnicity and Apocalypse in Russian Foreign Policy
Term:
Jul 01, 2000
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Apr 01, 2000

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