Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Moscow has idea to postpone status talks for several months? (

Citing Western diplomatic sources, Zëri reports on the front page that Moscow is thinking of postponing the start of talks on Kosovo’s status for several months. The source told the paper that Moscow had been using diplomatic channels for this purpose and during recent meetings with Western diplomats it voiced its opinions regarding the pace of resolving the Kosovo’s status.

According to the same source, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on several occasions proposed a break between the period when Ambassador Eide concludes his report and the start of the status resolution.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

When has Moscow ever had a constructive role in any world political issue.

Anonymous said...

"During recent meetings with Western diplomats it voiced its opinions regarding the pace of resolving the Kosovo’s status." Well good luck dear Moscow, since when did anyone ask them for their opinion. Moscow should concentrate on their own internal problems.

What do you get when u mix an elephant and monkey, nothing but a lot of shit..exactly what u get mixing russia with serbia...

Chris Blaku said...

Moscow believes that the more talks are postponed, the more likely it is for frustrated, unemployed Albanians to turn to violence, thereby proving their theory that Albanians are incapable of self-governance to be true.

Too bad Moscow has no role nor any opinion to be taken seriously on the world stage anymore. Perhaps they should focus on their Chechnyan problem, and leave the politics of the Balkans to the real World Power, the United States.

Anonymous said...

Or another approach for Moscow would be to take care of its starving, frustrated and unemployed population.

It might be that those diplomats were drunk at that time.

Anonymous said...

This confuses me, why would Russia side with blood thirsty Serbia? I mean, Tolstoy, Stravinski, et al must be rolling in their grave...

Chris Blaku said...

Because Serbians descend from Russians. The Russian's literary brilliance does not overshadow their expansionist and irrational ideologies.

Anonymous said...

Wow thats brilliant blaku.

Could it be that they are Eastern Orthodox Christians that unite them? Go figure.

Chris Blaku said...

It may very well be the Eastern Orthodox religion that ties them and brings them a vague sense of unity, however you cannot attribute their sharing the religion as the sole reason for their blind alliance. For instance, Romania is a predominantly Eastern Orthodox nation, however they aided the Kosovar Albanians during the war and even scolded their Orthodox brethren for their genocidal activities. Of course at the same time, the Eastern Orthodox ties may not be discarded, as they clearly attributed to the strong sense of brotherhood between the Russians and the Serbians.

The ties between the two nations go back hundreds of years, as Russia wanted a pathway to the riches of the Balkans. It did so originally through its protege Montenegro, but quickly realized that the ultra-nationalist nature of the Serbians could be exploited and manipulated to a further extent for their purposes. During the 19th century, they initiated, through the Orthodox Church, a system of turning the Serbians from farming peasants into a proud, historical people that would suit the Russian's expansionist needs in the Balkans. The Orthodox Church began to teach the Serbians about their history, which was largely falsified at the expense of the Albanians and other Serbian neighbors, and instill a sense of nationalism within the people. They were taught to tie the Church in with the State, as the two are still inseparable in today's Serbia.

Therefore, it may be the common Slavic identity that tied the two nations together, but it is also the Eastern Orthodox traditions that made them steadfast allies throughout the centuries. It seems both denominations would have been required to create the very alliance that has burned the Balkans to the ground for decades.