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  • Regarding “Why was Russia interested in the Balkans?”, I feel like the bibliography is too Russian-oriented, hence several context remarks would be appropriate:
    – the Greeks were quite successful in protecting and promoting orthodoxy in the Balkan region even after the fall of the Byzantine capital to the Turks (in 1453), long before any powerful state of Eastern Slavs appeared
    – the Ottoman empire did protect Christians in the Rum Millet (former European territories under Byzantine jurisdiction) provided they paid tribute and did not go to arms against the Ottoman rule
    – the Ottoman Empire was under military reorganisation and also acknowledged internally the decline of its warfare techniques during the XIXth century
    – the Slavs from the Balkan region do not make up the largest population outside the Russian Slavs, but the Poles, Bohemians, Slovaks, Slovenians cover quite a considerable part of the map (vastly Catholic however)
    – there are no such thing as “natural” Russian borders with Central European countries, as the Tsarist Empire continued to aggressively expand westwards during centuries
    – culturally speaking Austria at that time was the only appealing neighbour Empire and least worse scenario for many newly independent countries around the Balkans and the Carpathians
    – despite this sphere of increasing German influence in Mittel-Europa, the Tsarist regime did settle Jews and Germans as colonists in the occupied territories of East Moldova and West Ukraine

    I do agree with the imperialist conclusion however.

    It would interesting to know how these Russian-inspired pan-Slavic ideals were actually received among the Balkan Slavs and the Catholic (Polish?) Slavs; just to hear both sides

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