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1 The Russian-Baltic states boundary: a limit between peripheries or a link between European Union and the post-soviet states Arnaud SERRY – Pierre THOREZ

2 Introduction 2

3 The past 3

4 Modal repartition of freight transport Part of road in fret transportation (%) 1998200020052009 EU 73,776,477,5 Estonia32,737,335,447,3 Latvia2426,529,830,2 Lithuania40,446,656,159 Part of rail in fret transportation (%) 1998200020052009 EU 19,717,716,5 Estonia67,362,764,652,7 Latvia7673,570,269,8 Lithuania59,553,443,940,1 Source : Eurostat 4

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6 Goods carried by rail in 2009 6

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9 Passenger air traffic: flights and destinations Destina- tions from TotalFSU % FSU Riga861922 Tallinn32516 Vilnius23417 9

10 Air traffic evolution.

11 Passengers by rail 11 International passengers by rail (Thousands) 2004200720082009 Belarus Estonie58757949 Lettonie 161150121 Lituanie164182172131 Russia Estonie66758347 Lettonie149167141115 Lituanie110163160143 Ukraine Estonie0000 Lettonie14700 Lituanie1023167

12 Road Transport 12 International passengers carried by bus (thousand) 200020052010 Lithuania1628,61546,1575,9 Estonia753638,1796,4 LatviaND

13 The case of Kaliningrad 13

14 Conclusion -the border is a cut and a seam. -Business against political borders. -Ports are positioned as gateways between Russia and Europe and participate in the building of a single integrated reticular regional space. -At local scale the border became a frontier. We could conclude that the border is a seam in global transport system, but a cut in local mobility.


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