Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Colonies

After Putin berates the UK for its "colonial attitude" towards Russia, I suppose we should not be surprised to see the hypocritical double speak from Russian officials on a visit to the Baltic Countries.

They freely admit that Estonia is under an (illegal) trade embargo, and fully intend to avoid the use of the Baltic ports for the future (although the costs of using Murmansk and Primorsk are substantially higher than Tallinn or Ventspils, especially in the Winter).

The UK position seems pretty firm: Vlad- talk to the hand.

1 comment:

Stuart B said...

I also read today that the Russians are laying claim to the North Pole (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6925729.stm). Now that is colonial!