Such incidents can "result in accident or miscalculation."
Most important, however, are meetings in person within the working framework of our "small fatherland" - the Baltic Rim. Gdansk
We can only imagine the national uproar, the media hysteria, the pandemonium on the floor of Congress, the terror of American
Gdansk, Poland is a city that many know as the place where shipyard worker Lech Walesa led the strikes and established the Solidarity Union that led to the end of Soviet control of the region.
He may not be known for his oratorical/linguistic skills, but as commencement speakers go, Joe Biden did himself proud at the U.S. Naval Academy's recent graduation and commissioning ceremonies.
Deputies leapt to their feet with each new exhortation. Finally, someone was telling it like it was. But Putin wasn't done.
After crossing over I make a straight line to get as close to the lighthouse as possible, stopping at several points taking
St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.
President Putin seems determined to restore Russia's maritime role, not just in the face of the United States, but also China, Japan, and the European Union (EU).
An hour or so outside of Tallinn Estonia, along the coast of the Baltic Sea, lies an abandoned Soviet submarine base next to the village of Hara. Barren, forgotten, isolated.