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Diplomacia Ruse dhe Kryengritja Shqiptare e Vitit 1911
Russian Diplomacy and the Albanian Rebellion in 1911

Author(s): Sokol Gjermeni
Subject(s): Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Period(s) of Nation Building
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës
Keywords: Russian Diplomacy ; Albanian Rebellion ; 1911

Summary/Abstract: Russia is one of the powers of the European Concert that had primary geopolitical and strategic interests in the Balkan Peninsula as well as in the Ottoman Empire. During 1911 as a consequence of the political strategy that Istanbul was acting towards Albanians, among the latter started to increase more and more the political and insurgency movements for the fulfillment of their national and political aspirations. The outbreak of the Albanians uprising in Malësia e Mbishkodrës against the Ottomans caused a tense situation with the Porte. With the involvement of Montenegro with its economy, military and people in this rebellion there was also the potential risk of either a Montenegrin-Ottoman conflict or another Balkan country with the Ottoman Empire. The Austria-Hungary diplomacy became more active, as well as the Italian. The desire to prevent damage to Russia's influence among the Slavic peoples in the Balkans, the possibility of breaking the status quo or the balance of forces, as well as the problems that these events could cause to the accomplishment of Russia's purpose obligated somehow the external diplomacy necessary to perform better regarding her own interests. A discussion of the dynamics, decisions and attitudes that Russia's diplomacy conducted towards the Albanian issue is the aim of this article that is being presented to you. The conclusion of the article is that the foreign policy of St Petersburg found itself in a conundrum, political as well as diplomatic, egocentric as well as collective, inclusive as well as indifferent.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 44
  • Page Range: 141-157
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Albanian