Russian citizenship requested 50 thousand Kosovo Serbs

Russian citizens have requested about 50 thousand Kosovo SerbsFor more than 50 thousand Kosovo Serbs signed a proclamation for the citizenship of the Russian Federation. This was told by a local television station B92, citing Zlatibor Djordjevic, who is one of the initiators of the motion for the adoption of Russian Federation citizenship.

"We are very unhappy with the progress of negotiations between Pristina and Belgrade in Brussels. If they are completed because begun, it will mean the end of the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija. At the same time double citizenship (Russian and Serbian) will be able to prevent the increasing Islamization of Kosovo Serbs, "- said Djordjevic.

Djordjevic also said that the Russian Embassy was first presented in November 21733 applying for citizenship of the Russian Federation. By the time the true activists gathered 50 thousand of such appeals.

Djordjevic said that volunteers canvass the Serbs in different areas of Kosovo and asked the inhabitants of the desire to obtain Russian citizenship. If they have the desire, the volunteers found out motives. Passport details of such persons recorded by activists.

With all of this on the part of the authorities Kosovo pressure is exerted on the old Kosovo Serb, also the inhabitants of Serb nationality who live below the poverty line. Authorities reach these people took citizenship Kosovo, abandoning the Serbian. In this case, they are promised pensions and social benefits, highlights Djordjevic.

He noted that the move was in favor of the Serb population of Moscow Region has supported the political level.

Serbs living in Kosovo, put their trust by getting Russian passport, continue to live in the region, but with all this, enlist the support of the Russian Federation to protect their own interests.

Last week, Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs RF, stated that the request Kosovo Serb citizenship of the Russian Federation is being studied. He also added that the Kosovo Serbs motives appeal to Russian side at the political level it perfectly clear.

November 17, Goran Bogdanovic, Minister for Kosovo and Metohija, the Serbian government, said that the request for citizenship of the Russian Federation, made 20 tyschami Kosovo Serbs, is "unpatriotic."

Recall, February 17, 2008 the Albanian authorities of Kosovo, with the support of the United States and some European Union states, has been one-sided manner proclaimed independence from Serbia.

Serbia, our homeland, as a number of other countries do not recognize the self-proclaimed country. At present, the Serb community is 5-10% of the total population of Kosovo.

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