With Estonian Local Elections Approaching, Russian Meddling May Intensify

Risk of cyber intrusions and disinformation campaigns targeting Estonia is high


Predata signals that anticipate non-military Russian interference in Estonia have risen to their highest levels since February, indicating heightened risk of Russian meddling in its Baltic neighbor in July. Interference operations may involve the lead-up to municipal elections in October or target Estonia's large ethnic Russian population, which has taken to the streets in the past to protest issues of Soviet historical memory, such as the relocation of a war memorial in the Bronze Night riots.