Dec 23, 2022
Kremlin Influence Quarterly: Serbia Special Issue

Despite the fact that Serbia remains one of the most pro-Russian countries in Europe, and its political elites show no desire to change this status quo, Russia sustains efforts to consolidate its malign influence in Serbia. In this Special Issue, we spotlight four areas where Russia’s presence is not only clearly visible, but also politically prominent: energy politics, the military domain, the cultural sphere, and Russian media operating in Serbia. It remains to be seen whether Serbian political elites would be willing to make a pro-EU turn were Russian influence to be weakened for whatever reason, but it is doubtful that genuinely pro-democratic developments are possible in Serbia as long as Russia retains its malign influence there.

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