Serbia trapped in the Kremlin’s special operation

Yulia Petrovskaya on why the issue of sanctions against Moscow remains open despite a lucrative gas contract

Gas in exchange for sincere warm feelings

Yulia Petrovskaya believes Moscow will not succeed in convincing Belgrade to recognise Crimea as Russian or give up European integration

Russian-Chinese Crisis Alliance in the Balkans

Yulia Petrovskaya on how Moscow and Beijing confront the “collective West” in BiH and Kosovo

Belgrade’s vaccine bet on China

Yulia Petrovskaya on how Russia is losing the battle to vaccinate Serbia to China

Russia’s Covid Diplomacy in Bosnia

Yulia Petrovskaya investigates why and how Russia is upping the diplomatic tempo in Bosnia

Moscow’s fight against the “enemies of Orthodoxy” in the Balkans

With the help of local friends and pro-Kremlin media, the Russian Orthodox Church has launched a propaganda campaign in the Balkans, writes Yulia Petrovskaya

Moscow is wary of Belgrade’s Balkan Balancing Act

Serbia is attempting to set out some red lines in its relations with Russia. But can it still do so while maintaining its uneasy balance between great powers, asks Yulia Petrovskaya

Russia’s high stakes, low risk meddling in the Balkans

Recent endeavours in the Balkans haven’t gone as the Kremlin would have hoped. But that doesn’t mean Moscow will abandon its ambitious goals for the region, writes Yulia Petrovskaya

Russia and the West in a Balkan Deadlock

The Balkans remains a site of confrontation between Russia and the West — here’s why it will stay that way for the foreseeable future