Russia quietly expands influence in Balkans, exasperating sectarian tension – CSMonitor.com

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Russia quietly expands influence in Balkans, exasperating sectarian tension

Milorad Dodik won the Serb seat in Bosnia’s three-member presidency last weekend after he appeared in footage alongside President Vladimir Putin. Analysts point to Russia’s rising influence among Bosnian Serbs and efforts to undermine Western policies of Balkan integration.

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