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Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals
Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals

When the People's Republic of Latgale was proclaimed on the Internet in late January, security officials in this small former Soviet republic took notice. Until the furtive creators of the website declared independence on behalf of the country's Russian-speaking eastern enclave, authorities here had dismissed the threat of aggression by Moscow as all but unthinkable, thanks to the collective security shield wielded by a member of NATO. But that first online hint of pro-Russia insurrection spurred an investigation that has identified the perpetrators, Latvian Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis said. He declined to name the suspects or say whether anyone has been arrested,...

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