Titled Latvia Showcases Digital Resilience, the piece suggests a concerted effort was made "to discredit the country worldwide by reproaching Latvia for the alleged rebirth of fascism, rewriting history, attributing the image of a failed state to Latvia, and emphasizing discrimination against the Russian-speaking population" but that it proved ineffective.
Failed attempts by pro-Kremlin media to undermine Latvia's centennial celebrations highlights Baltic resilience to Russian interference. @Udre_anna dissects the narratives. https://t.co/VGoVjtGqVV #CEPAStratCom pic.twitter.com/8MOjTHeWaL— CEPA (@cepa) January 23, 2019
After rounding up examples of the Latvia-bashing by outlets with a clear pro-Kremlin orientation, the piece concludes:
"As Latvia's hundredth and first year has commenced, there are no doubts that the state will continue to be targeted by disinformation from Russia. But the impact so far has been limited. As concluded by the Swedish Defense Research Agency, "in all three Baltic countries there are new, younger generations today with Russian as their mother tongue but increasingly identifying themselves as loyal citizens of their country of residence.” In that sense, Russia’s wielding of soft power against the Baltic states has been a failure.
The full piece is available at the CEPA website.