A decisive role in the outcome of the war in Syria, interference in the US presidential elections, and the race for intercontinental ballistic missiles supremacy. Twelve months ago we wrote that 2015 had been the year of Russia. Today we could say the same thing of 2016, and with more than one reason.
There is something that links the major parties supporting the “No” vote to the constitutional referendum of 4 December: their love for Putin. And the fact that they go to Moscow, rather than to Rome, to corroborate their positions.
Estonia is training an army to be ready for partisan warfare, Lithuania distributes manuals for armed resistance in schools and Latvia is giving out night vision goggles and weapons to keep at home. Everything to defend themselves from Russia.