Abstract Šaranović

Europe has an alternative

Adis Šaranović

Abstract: This article deals with the influence of Russia on the region of the Western Balkans. The influence has recently been growing especially because of increased economic presence of Russia in the region and common or close political interest of Serbia, Republika Srpska and Russia. The article explains motive of close cooperation of Russia with the region, shows political analyses of the local authors who deal with political or economic issues of the region, points out the most interesting messages stemming from political meetings of Russian and Western Balkans politicians and presents main Russians economic investments. The conclusion of the article summarizes a general overview of the issue which arises from political and economic data and analyses presented in the article.

Keywords: Russia, Western Balkan, the EU, NATO, Oil, Ecomnomy, Politics, Inegrations, Republika Srpska, Serbia