Nina Jankowicz describes how relocating the Bronze Soldier statue in Tallinn, Estonia, made the country vulnerable to a cyberattack over a decade ago that laid some of the groundwork for Russia's future disinformation campaigns.
The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are poised to become one of the first blocs to reopen regional travel, thanks to their swift response to the pandemic and measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. Their experience may offer useful lessons as the US joins the battle.
Estonia has a population less than half that of Silicon Valley. But the small Baltic nation has managed to put itself on the map as on of the most digitally innovative countries in the world through it's E-Stonia project, which has digitized almost all aspects of citizen life.
A campaign that Western military are linking to Russian hackers has targeted the contingent of 4,000 NATO troops deployed to Poland and the Baltic states this year, to protect the alliance’s European border with Russia.
The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is afraid of Vladimir Putin's Russia. So it's stepping up its military preparations, which focus on preparing the people for guerrilla war. And it's trying to make it fun.
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