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Are Bosnians Slavs or Illyrians?
The answer is NOT. Bosnians are descendants of the pre Slavic populace mainly Romans ,old Romans ,Byzantines and Vlachs and some other wave of migrations settled in the area when Rome has fallen in 476 aC. As per Y- haplogroup, as per autosomal DNA and as per the language Bosnians are Slavs.
What do some people in Bosnia want?
While Croats and Serbs are mainly focused on their national interests, most Bosniaks, as well as others who identify themselves with BiH, want to build up a civic state. Most of them have no tolerance for the views of most Croats and Serbs who prefer ethnicity-based entities.
Why is Bosnia so poor?
Aside from the nearly one-fifth of the population already in poverty, approximately 50 percent of the country is vulnerable to becoming poor. This vulnerability is largely due to factors including lack of education, economic opportunity and recovery after the war.
What is Russia’s policy towards Bosnia?
Bosnia is administratively divided between two decentralized entities: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has a mostly Bosniak and Croat population, and Republika Srpska, which has a Serb majority. Russia’s policy consists in encouraging the separatist instincts of the latter.
What is the relationship between Russia and Bosnian Serbs like?
The most intensive cooperation between Bosnian Serbs and Russia, however, is channeled through the Republika Srpska security forces. The region is not permitted to have its own military, under the terms of the Dayton agreement that ended the Bosnian war in 1995.
Is Russia’s soft power in Bosnia and Herzegovina working?
The Banja Luka war veterans’ office is also affiliated with a Serbian paramilitary organization known as Serbian Honor, whose leaders have been trained in Russia. Russia still doesn’t enjoy much soft power in Bosnia, or even in Republika Srpska.
What is considered eastern Ukraine?
Eastern Ukraine or East Ukraine ( Ukrainian: Східна Україна, Skhidna Ukrayina; Russian: Восточная Украина, Vostochnaya Ukraina) generally refers to territories of Ukraine east of the Dnieper river, particularly Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia Oblasts sometimes are also regarded as Eastern Ukraine.