Russia

Speaking the Kremlin Language: Who Spoke Out After the Serbian Elections

The Russian narrative about Maidan – the events in Ukraine from 2013/2014, which Russians portray as a foreign-orchestrated coup, while Ukrainians see it as a revolution of dignity that freed Ukraine from decades-long Kremlin influence – seems to have resonated well in public discourse in Serbia. Just as protests against violence due to two massacres […]

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Elections in Serbia and Russia’s pat on the back

When the German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, expressed “enormous concern about tendencies of nationalist propaganda” in Serbia ahead of the elections held on 17 December, the response came at lightning speed. “She is concerned about nationalist tendencies… She probably listened to the speeches of people from the ‘Serbia against Violence’, who suddenly became patriots. Until […]

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