Today we met Kristina Kallas, Director of University of Tartu at Narva College. She helped us understand the current European relation to Russia for our upcoming podcast: “Russia has a difficult time accepting that it is now a nation state for the first time in history. It was always an empire. The Russian aggression towards Ukraine is a desperate attempt to continue the imperial past but also the desperate attempt of a regime that can only think in outdated geopolitical terms. Europe must continue to take a stand against Russia, politically, while culturally keeping the door open to the Russians”.