Kosovo Serbs desperate for Russian citizenship

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  1. agentperry

    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    More than 20,000 Kosovo Serbs have asked for Russian citizenship, seeking Moscow's protection from Kosovar authorities.

    A petition signed by 21,000 Serbs and addressed to Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Parliament and Patriarch Kirill was delivered to the Russian embassy in Serbia.

    “They named protection of their security as the main motive,” said Oleg Buldakov, counsellor of the Russian embassy, adding that the petition was signed by Serbs who reside in Kosovo, as well as those who fled the region for Serbia.

    Russia, traditional Serb ally, condemned the NATO-orchestrated secession of Kosovo from Serbia and blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution in support of Kosovo's independence.

    Kosovo Serb activist Zlatibor Djordjevic, who handed over the petition to the embassy, said the number of Russian citizenship requests was growing by the day and could soon run into hundreds of thousands.

    “Since the arrival of the peacekeeping forces, who are supposed to protect us, more than one thousand Serbs have been killed,” Mr. Djordjevic was quoted as telling Serbian media. “We are completely without rights, we risk elimination.”

    An estimated 200,000 Serbs have fled Kosovo since it was put under U.N. control in 1999 and the remaining 100,000 Kosovo Serbs have refused to recognise the independence of Kosovo. They have been complaining of constant harassment and persecution by ethnic Albanian Kosovars.

    NATO peacekeepers last month clashed with Serbs who had put up barricades around their communities in Northern Kosovo to protect them against Kosovar attacks.

    The Serb petition for citizenship is being reviewed by the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Itar-Tass news agency said on Tuesday. However, Russian media said Moscow was unlikely to grant the requests because this would put it in confrontation with NATO and with Belgrade, which may see it as interference in internal affairs.

    The Hindu : News / International : Kosovo Serbs desperate for Russian citizenship
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I think we should think beyond politics and see the real sufferings.

    Their case should be looked into seriously and the Kosovars taken to task for making these people miserable.
     
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    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    Maybe an increase in population for Russia would be a benefit.

    Dunno much about the Kosovo Serbs and why this would start a conflict between NATO and Russia. Its better if they been moved to a safer place than risk elimination.

    Why NATO is against this petition?. Are Peacekeeping force are trying to protect them or against them?
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanians_in_Kosovo
     
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    djuksoni New Member

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    @ W.G.Ewald - Serbs had their country in 950 AD under Caslav Klonimirovic. [​IMG]

    If you know geography you will find that Kosovo was settled by Serbians, and some Celts mine-diggers. also later on after crack of Bulgarian empire, Serbs created it first Christian state on Kosovo in Raska region with capital Ras.
    there are more then 200 medieval orthodox churches on Kosovo and in last decade so called Kosovars (albanians) destroyed over 150 of them. Google it. Don't look only one side of face. We are not animals, I don't know what US and Nato have against Serbs. My people saved over 200 American pilots in WW2.
    I will always admire Italian soldiers who defended Decani Monastery. Also they have been injured by Kosovo mob.
    http://www.savekosovo.org/?p=3&sp=62
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    They indeed risk elimination, in their very own land, because under NATO cover, the Albanians feel encouraged to do whatever they are accused of doing. Then there are imported mujahideen amongst them, just like in Bosnia. Organ sale is also a lucrative business that NATO has failed to stop. The problem is whether Russia will be willing to go on a collision course with NATO. They could, however, let Iran create an oil crisis and cut its own supply of gas to Europe to pressurise them to vacate Kosovo and install their own peacekeeping force. They already had peacekeepers in Pristina but sadly, they were withdrawn and now the government in Belgrade is not to keen to anger Germany and France.

    God save the Serbs.
     
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    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    Taking a step ahead looks has better option for Russians. Either ways, even approving citizenship to koscov serbians is good thing. A increase in population for russia is much needed.

    Oil saga is good way to pressurize the NATO.


    Btw,.......Do serbia has a govt?
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Serbia has a government. Russia already has a program that allows anyone of Slavic origin to seek Russian citizenship and they are granted that with priority.
     
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    The Serbs aren't trying to emigrate to Russia, they are trying to get dual citizenship like the South Ossetians which used it as an impetus for Russia to "defend" her citizens. It won't happen here as Russia considers it all but a lost cause.


    They can move to Serbia.

    B/c they don't want another Georgian style intervention.
     
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    Yes, indeed, they can move to Serbia from Serbia. Why Albanians don't move to Albania?
    Albanians on Kosovo use system - make 10-15 babies, then they live poorly in mud and litter, because they don't have jobs ( some of them are criminals, dispatching drugs and organs ). After 50 years how will look like demographic structure on Kosovo? Do you mean that they will stop on Kosovo? Or maybe on Serbia? Do you now that Montenegro and FYR Macedonia have the same problems? Why Serbia don't have problems with Hungarians, Bulgarian and others? What will happen when Kosovo get to EU? No borders, no tight police structures, the heaven for Albanians "business".
    The Serbian gov. are fooled with promises from EU.
    I'm against EU, but EU cannot take from us Europe, because we are on Balkan, and Balkan is Europe. Serbia fought thru the history with bigger enemies, and we always win.
     
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    The West is against the Serbs because they are pro Russia.

    On that depends the whole issue!
     
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    I think Albanians are in Albania and Kosovars are in Kosovo... :rolleyes:
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    The term 'Kosovar' is a recent coinage. It refers to the people in Kosovo. The people in Kosovo are either Serbs or Albanians.
     
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    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    Well, everything has to start somewhere in time. "Kosovar" maybe of recent coinage but it has already legally started.

    Point is Serbs should blame themselves for Kosovo independence. Regardless of Western intervention, it was the stupendous ethnic cleansing policies of their ultra-nationalistic Serb government of Melosovic that give away that "province"...
     
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    Kosovo independence? Perhaps for you. India has not recognised that.

    Ethnic cleansing has happened on both sides. Not saying Milosevic was a Saint. He was not. However, it was far from a one sided affair.
     
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    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    Why am I not surprised? Ah, Russia...
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Why do you think so? Russia? Perhaps. Neither did India recognise South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Take a second guess.
     
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    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    Had India done that it would have been included in this elite club of comedians: Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru and Tuvalu
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Not quite. Actually, during the Russia-War, France, UK, US - all looked like comedians. That is besides the point.

    The reason is India does not recognise outside forces manipulating the borders of any nation. India has a strict non-interventionist foreign policy. The same reason forces India to not recognise a separate state for Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Kosovo's existence also has no UN recognition.
     
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    Really? Should Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and UN Peace Keeping Force ring anything? "Non-intervention" only exists in ideals... :lol:
     

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