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Principled alliance: Balkans–Middle East parallels

By Vladimir Gujanicic – The maxim “divide et impera” has never been forgotten and has never been put out of service in Roman era. Every empire use such strategy to achieve its goals, where they can’t go through easily. On the other hand, the lesson of principled alliance needs to be learned, again and again, after […]


ROC demands Montenegrin authorities end discrimination against Serbian Church

MOSCOW – The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation of the Serbian Patriarchate’s dioceses in Montenegro, where for several decades “the unity of Orthodoxy has suffered from the divisive activity of the so-called Montenegrin Orthodox Church”. This is stated in the statement of the Holy Synod of […]

Did Bartholomew really write a letter opposed to the ‘Montenegrin Orthodox Church’ gambit for Autocephaly?

By Alexey Toporov – The last days Montenegrin reality exists in two parallel dimensions: the secular authorities of the country claim that Bartholomew in Fanar (Constantinople) supports their desire to gain autocephaly and weaken the influence of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the representatives of Constantinople, on the contrary, say that they endorse their staying within […]

STAB IN THE BACK: Montenegro to expel Russian diplomat

PODGORICA, Montenegro – The Montenegrin government has decided that it will join the Atlanticists and expel a Russian diplomat and withdraw its consent for Russia’s honorary consul to continues activities in the Balkan country. “The Montenegrin government has decided to declare a diplomatic agent accredited at the Russian Embassy persona non grata and withdraw its […]

A friend in need: NATO doesn’t care to help in Montenegro fires

July 16, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  RIA Novosti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova  NATO has been accused of inactivity in Montenegro in the fight against severe forest fires, contrary to the promises of the authorities, said the opposition Democratic Front (DF). Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from the municipality of Tivat, material damage from fires […]

Montenegro officially joins NATO

June 5, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  Rusvesna – translated by Inessa Sinchougova  The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Serdzhan Darmanovich, has been awarded in a ceremony of the US State Department a document on the country’s accession into NATO. Today, Montenegro has officially become a member of NATO. “Accession of Montenegro is a testament […]