The Baltic's Eastward Expansion

  • 2009-06-30
  • By Monika Hanley
A long history The closeness between the Baltic’s and Central Asia isn't merely part of a capitalistic agenda. It goes much deeper. Many have cited solidarity among former Soviet republics as one of the foundations for successful partnerships between Central Asia and the Baltics. There has existed a Turkish presence in Latvia since the 1800s. Many Turks and Muslims lived in Eastern Latvia on land owned by Baron Nikolajs Korfs after the Russian-Turkish war in the 1870s. The Baron, to distinguish these people, gave them the...
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