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Russian nationalists attack border guard in savage EU protest

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have received a bloody reminder that their recent accession to the European Union is deeply unpopular with Russian nationalists who have vented their fury with the savage beating of a female Lithuanian border guard. The attack, which occurred early on Tuesday morning, appears to be a protest against the the former Soviet republics leaving Moscow’s sphere of influence. It also looks like the first sign of a tangible Russian nationalist backlash against the fact that after 1 May the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad became a small slice of the motherland trapped behind the EU’s borders. The border guard who fell victim to the attack was Natalya Zablotskaya, 24, who was travelling on one of the controversial closed trains which ferry Russian nationals between Moscow and Kaliningrad via Lithuania. She had boarded the Kaliningrad-bound train to check the documents of the 327 mostly Russian passengers.Full Story

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