"Gorbachev is accused of creating the USSR State Council and chairing this institution, which was not stipulated by the Soviet Constitution as a government authority. It was the State Council that adopted orders on recognizing the independence of Baltic Soviet republics, although such decisions could not be made even by legitimate authorities."
Let's think about this for a while. If this was a crime according to Russian law and if the authorities that made the decision to break up USSR and declare the Baltic States as independent weren't legit, and if time is of no consequence in these matters, does this mean that Russia formally still consider them a part of the Russian Federation?
And if so, what will 1) Russia, 2) NATO and 3) EU do? But more important for Swedes: we in Sweden are formally committed to the security, freedom and prosperity of the Baltic States. When will we have to own up?
|Anecdote: Sweden lost the battle against Russia in Poltava. The year was 1709.|