´╗┐Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Trump's NATO Stance Has Town Miles From Russia 'Ready for War'

Added: 21.03.2017 1:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Elina Zujane's hometown is no stranger to war. Now she fears President Donald Trump may spark another. 'Of course we worry about it,' the 21-year-old marketing student said. 'If something does go wrong, we are really near to Russia so we will be the first ones to find out.' Zujane lives in Rezekne, a Latvian town just 23 miles from the Russian border. On the shifting frontier between East and West, Rezekne has served as history's battleground for at least 1,000 years. It has been destroyed and rebuilt by everyone from German knights in the 13th century to the warring Nazis and Russians who flattened it during World War II. NBC News interviewed dozens of local residents during a recent visit. Here is the standoff from Rezekne's perspective.

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