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ISSUE 2020 N 3

Published online: 25 Sept 2020

Roumiana Il. PRESHLENOVA

 

ISSUE 2022 N 4

Published online: 15 Dec 2022

Russia in the Balkans at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century:

On the economic impotence of a Great Power

Etudes balkaniques (Sofia) 2022 N 4

Roumiana Il. Preshlenova
Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Bulgaria

Abstract: The article draws the attention to the peculiarities of Russian economic performance in the Balkans at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Its activities as a Great Power are retraced in the fields of foreign state loans, investments in industry, trade relations, and transport. They reveal a discrepancy between the political claims of the Russian Empire and its economic influence.

Keywords: Russia, Balkans, Foreign Loans, Investments, Trade, Transport