Critical Trust in European Institutions : The Case of the Russian-Speaking Minorities in Estonia and Latvia. / Cianetti, Licia; Nakai, Ryo.

In: Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 64, No. 5, 2017, p. 276-290.

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Critical Trust in European Institutions : The Case of the Russian-Speaking Minorities in Estonia and Latvia. / Cianetti, Licia; Nakai, Ryo.

In: Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 64, No. 5, 2017, p. 276-290.

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Cianetti, Licia ; Nakai, Ryo. / Critical Trust in European Institutions : The Case of the Russian-Speaking Minorities in Estonia and Latvia. In: Problems of Post-Communism. 2017 ; Vol. 64, No. 5. pp. 276-290.

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