Baltic States ask media not to call them ‘former Soviet Republics’
The ambassadors of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia sent a letter to the Le Monde newspaper with a request not to call their countries “former Soviet republics” in their articles, as stated on the website of the Latvian Embassy in France. The reason for the letter was an article in the French newspaper Le Monde from September 3 about Finland’s struggle with the “hybrid threat” from Russia.
In the article, a map of Finland and the Baltic States was published where they were called “former Soviet republics.”
In the letter, the diplomats highly appreciated the interest of the French publication to the region, …read more