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This is a swapcast with Kristaps Andrejsons, host of the Eastern Border podcast. We talk about life in Latvia, what it’s like to be a small former Soviet republic country with a big neighbor like Russia, and the Ukraine war from a Baltic perspective. In a bonus segment we discuss the increase in NATO troops in Europe and the Baltic countries.
Kristaps Andrejsons is an historian and a podcaster from Riga, Latvia, He hosts a podcast called Eastern Border about the politics and the history of the eastern Europe and the USSR and the Baltic region but which is now mostly focused on the war in neighboring Ukraine.
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Recorded on June 29, 2022. Music by Fluorescent Grey.
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