Russia and The Balkans

Defense Minister Vulin Meets Russian Ambassador to Serbia

Defense Minister Vulin Meets Russian Ambassador to Serbia

“Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin met today with the Ambassador of Russia in Serbia, Aleksandar Chepurin, who pointed principled support for Moscow’s current policy of Belgrade towards Kosovo and Metohija, as well as in relations with the Republic of Serbia . He also confirmed the continuation of the military-technical […]

Croatia-Russian Relations Sour QuicklyThe Dubrovnik Times

Croatia-Russian Relations Sour Quickly

“Croatian officials in contact with Russian counterparts had never asked the questions, nor stood any objections to us in relations to the alleged anti-EU and anti-Croat propaganda, or any other information activities that could be harmful for Croatian interests, a source from the Russian Embassy in Zagreb has […]

Gazprom Owned NIS is Top Contributor to Serbian State BudgetPhoto: Gazprom

Gazprom Owned NIS is Top Contributor to Serbian State Budget

“President Aleksandar Vucic says the new investment of the oil company NIS in deep processing in Pancevo is “very significant for the whole of Serbia.” At the opening ceremony, Vucic thanked Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in particular for the cooperation between the two countries “moving in an ever […]

Moscow Macedonians Come Together for CultureS.Borisov/Shutterstock

Moscow Macedonians Come Together for Culture

The NGO MAcedonian Culture Centre in Moscow organises the Month of Culture of Macedonia in the Russian capital. The events are held in the premisis of the Library of Foreign Literature in Moscow. The programme is rich and diverse. The opening event was dedicated to the Macedonian theatre. […]

Putin Playing Peacemaker Through OilThe Dubrovnik Times

Putin Playing Peacemaker Through Oil

“Croatia and Russia have agreed to build the oil refinery in Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina connected to the gas-transport system of the Republic of Croatia. The agreed plan with the Russians was confirmed by the entity President Milorad Dodik (of Republika Srpska in BiH). The chairman of the Council […]

Post Presidential Visit, Sberbank Confronts Croatia

Post Presidential Visit, Sberbank Confronts Croatia

Sberbank CEO and Chairman of the Board Herman Oskarovich Gref weighed in on Russian television about the growing Agrokor scandal. Sberbank alleged that Agrokor cooked the books for the last seven years. He continued that actions of the Croatian government thus far affect the rights of creditors.  Last week […]

Serbia is Russia’s “Little Brother”InSerbia

Serbia is Russia’s “Little Brother”

“Serbia and Russia are carefully building and guarding their special ties, Serbian and Russian defense ministers Aleksandar Vulin and Sergei Shoigu have said. After ceremonially welcoming Shoigu – who is in Serbia for WW2 Belgrade Liberation Day celebrations – Vulin met with him at the Old General Staff […]

Montenegro’s New Ambassador to Russia

Montenegro’s New Ambassador to Russia

” The Committee on International Relations and Emigrants on Thursday will give their thoughts on the candidacy Basic ambassador in Moscow. Ramiz Basic should replace Igor Jovovic at the site of the Ambassador of Montenegro in Russia. Jovovic has been ambassador in Moscow since the beginning of November 2016. ” […]