Episode 11: Confronting the Kremlin in Eastern Europe: A talk with Vytis Jurkonis


The Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are a bulwark against Russian attempts to undermine democracy and stability in Europe. Why did they follow different paths than other former Soviet republics of Eastern Europe since becoming independent in 1991? Greg speaks to Freedom House’s director in Lithuania, Vytis Jurkonis, about that and the challenges they all face from Kremlin aggression and corruption with the rise of nationalist populism. Greg also talks to Susan about Russia’s new ‘Digital Curtain,’ Notre-Dame, and the latest from Hungary, Ukraine.