Cold War Never Ended on the Eve of NATO. Stephen F. Cohen, NYU, Princeton University, EastWestAccord.com.

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Cold War Never Ended on the Eve of NATO. Stephen F. Cohen, NYU, Princeton University, EastWestAccord.com.

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“…The museum, one of the main historical institutions in Latvia, is sometimes a direct target of aggression. Nagels said his building had to be evacuated on May 9, Russia’s Victory Day, after receiving a bomb threat. “To activists on the other side of the Latvian-Russian divide, however, the Latvian attitudes toward the past are part of a broader campaign to marginalize the Russian-speakers who remain in the country, about a third of Latvia’s 2 million residents. Because Latvian citizenship requires a language test, many of the Russian-speakers are not citizens. The high point of tensions comes every year on May 9, the celebration of the Nazi defeat. “The answer is always the same: You’re serving Putin if you’re celebrating,” said Elizabete Krivcova, an ethnic Russian rights campaigner who organized a rally tied to Victory Day this year. “There is a basic Russophobia,” she said. “It’s very similar to undemocratic developments in Russia.” “Krivcova said that many ­Russian-speakers in Latvia acknowledge that the Soviet Union took over Latvia at gunpoint — but she said that using the word “occupation,” in many of their minds, could lead to being stripped of their rights….” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/in-tense-confrontation-with-russia-a-battle-over-history-suggests-cold-war-never-ended/2016/06/30/0d2de07a-2cc9-11e6-a949-82110a957074story.html?hpid=hphp-top-table-main_nato-221pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory