People in the Baltic states were better off in the Soviet Union compared to nowadays. Sending NATO forces to the Eastern flank of the Alliance is a provocation against Russia.
Debunked many times before. During the post-war period, the USSR priorities were not the investment in industry, but the repression of the national resistance movement and the militarization of the territory. The Baltic States as a whole were Soviet economy donors bit.ly/2lBzobb, whereas now, the Baltic economies are doing well in comparison see e.g bit.ly/2lLv35P, , goo.gl/PeFLEV, . The enforcement of the eastern flank is a response to Russia’s aggressive foreign policy and actions in Ukraine.bit.ly/2iMmGkG, .