Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in Poland (Abstract)

Like Lithuania, Poland has a well-honed sensitivity to Russian investment in its economy, most notably in its critical sectors. There has been a relative lack of major strategic investment penetrating Poland by Russian entities in recent years. Over the past twenty-five years, Poland has received roughly €600 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) and, of that amount, only €2 billion has come from Russia – a relatively small amount, ...

Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in Estonia (Abstract)

Estonia is less dependent on the Russian economy than are Latvia and Lithuania, on account of its closer relations with Finland and Sweden. Still, certain sectors, such as the transit and food industries, are linked with Russian trade and Estonia, in turn, relies on Russian imports of timber, chemicals and metals.[1] While the country is not a significant importer or consumer of Russian energy, it does serve as a significant transit ...

Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in Latvia (Abstract)

Of the three Baltic states, Latvia has the biggest portion of ethnic Russians comprising about 25% of the country’s population. Some 34% of Latvians speak Russian as a first language, which is also the highest figure of any EU country. The leading pro-Russian political party in Latvia is the Harmony Centre, a five-party coalition that depends primarily on an ethnic Russian voter base. Many Latvians reportedly view the party (and its ...