Narva, Estonia, is Europe’s easternmost and most Russian city (approximately 95% of the population is Russian) and sits on the border with Russia in northeastern Estonia. As tensions rise in Europe after Russia’s spring 2022 invasion of Ukraine, the city occupies a fragile space between the European Union and the Russia. There’s a constant stream of traffic over the bridge connecting the city to Ivangorod, Russia, and Saint Petersburg is only a two-hour drive away. Shops and services in Narva source some of their materials across the border in Russia; the language is shared and even after the sanctions were put in place, the prices are lower than what can be found in Estonia or elsewhere in the EU. In June 2022, Putin declared that efforts to reclaim historical Russian territory “applies to Narva,” leading many in the city to reevaluate their support for the Russian president.