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The Estonia-Russia Border Dispute
The Estonia-Russia Border Dispute

Author(s): Kinga Raś, Rafał Tarnogórski
Subject(s): Governance, International relations/trade, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Russian Federation; Estonia; border dispute; Treaty of Tartu; Russian-Estonian relations;
Summary/Abstract: The centennial of the Treaty of Tartu between the Republic of Estonia and Soviet Russia in February 2020 did not end the border dispute. In 1944, the Soviet authorities changed the borders and since then, 5% of the territory of pre-war Estonia remains under Russia’s control. It argues the change was legally justified and that the region has not shown any willingness to adjust its borders back to those of the interwar period. Estonia, though, aims to assert its statehood, and some elites are directly raising claims. This means the continuation of the stalemate over the border, which will negatively impact bilateral relations.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English