The image of Russia in the Balkans

The image of Russia

in the Balkans

International Conference
November 7-9
72 Dobra Street



8:30 – 12:15

Opening of the conference
Włodzimierz Lengauer, Luan Omari,
André Guillou
, Jerzy Axer,
Rằzvan Theodorescu,
Jolanta Sujecka

Morning session

Moderator of the morning session – Jan Kieniewicz, Robert Sucharski

Vladimir Petrukhin (Russia), Early Slavs and Rus` in the Balkans (6-10th centuries): First contacts with the world of civilization 

Konrad Kuczara (Poland), Gregory Tsamblak – Bulgarian at the seat of the metropolitan of Kiev. In-between the Balkans, Moscow and Kiev

Răzvan Theodorescu (Romania), La Russie et les Russes dans les chroniques populaires roumaines autour de 1800

Boško Bojović (France), La Russie, la question d’Orient et la Serbie

Wojciech Sajkowski (Poland), French Enlightenment reactions on Russian aspirations to the protectorate over Montenegro and on the story of Stephen Mali


10:20 – 10:40

Coffee break


10:40 – 11:20

Elena Koudryavtseva (Russia), The transformation of the idea of Russian protection

Jerzy Paszkiewicz (Poland), The image of Russia in Greek political ideas in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Marie Nystazopoulou – Pelekidou (Greece), L`occupation  russe   des îles de la mer Égée durant la guerre russoturque (1772-1774)

Jacek Raszewski (Poland), An Opinion of a Greek Klepht and Warrior: Theodore Kolokotronis and Russia

Olimpia Dragouni (Poland), The image of Moscow as the Third Rome in modern Greek writing


11.20 – 12.05

11:30 – 12:15



12:05 – 15:30

Lunch break


15:30 – 17:55

Afternoon session

Moderator of the afternoon session – WojciechSajkowski

Vladimir Iliescu (Germany), Relations politiques et dinastiques entre la Roumanie et la Russie au XIXe siècle

Nikolay Aretov (Bulgaria), Russia in Bulgarian literature before the Liberation (1878). Variations of the images, their problematic existence and political background

Igor Kaliganov (Russia), Liberation from the Turks in the Bulgarian periodicals. Little known publications and emotions in XIX century

Maciej Falski (Poland), The image of Russia in Vuk Karadžić and Garašanin`s writings

Pedro Bádenas (Spain), Le panslavisme russe au service de la «Â reconquếte » de Constantinople


16:10 – 16:30

Coffee break


16:30 – 17:55

Paweł Michalak (Poland), The attitude of Balkan nations toward Russia during the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878, according to the newspaper “Dziennik Poznański”  

Riko Shiba (Japan), Russian Impact on Images of the Balkans Reflected in Meiji – Japan`s Newspapers

Angel L. Encinas (Spain), The Spanish press correspondents in Russian-Turkish war. 1877-1878 

Željko Holjevac (Croatia), The Image of Russia by the Party of Rights in Croatia  in 1880`s

Bogdan Trifunović (Serbia), The Image of Russia and pan-slavism in Serbia Between the Nevesinje rifle and Slivnitsa (1875 – 1885)


17.10 – 17.55

11:30 – 12:15



Morning session

Moderator of the morning session – Jacek Raszewski


9:30 – 11.55

Natalia Golant (Russia), The Images of Russians and Russia in the works by Vasile Alecsandri

Katica Kulavkova (Republic of Macedonia), The Narrative Identity of Russian Emigration since the 1920s in the Macedonian Novel (Srbo Ivanovski, Tome Arskovski, Tanja Uroševic, Blagoja Ivanov)

Olga Belova (Russia), “Russian Motives” in Folk Legends of Southern Slavs  

Przemysław Kordos (Poland), Nikos Kazantzakis in Soviet Russia

Konstantin Nikiforov (Russia), Attitude to the Russians in Serbia in the 20th century


10:30 – 10:50

Coffee break


10:50 – 11:20

Aleksander Novik (Russia), The Image of Russia in Albania

Pellumb Xhufi (Albania), From Peter the Great to V.I. Lenin: refraction of the Russian factor in the Albanian political thought

Maxim Makartsev (Russia), Image of Russia and Europe at the Slavic Minority in Boboshitica (District of Korcha, Albania)


11:20 – 12:05



12:05 – 15:30

Lunch break


15:30 – 17:45

Afternoon session

Moderator of the afternoon session –  Jędrzej Paszkiewicz

Razvan Nicolae Mitu (Romania), Russia and Bulgarian Foreign Policy during the reign of Boris III

Radislav Raspopović (Montenegro), The regard of Russian diplomacy towards the Balkans, prior and subsequent to May Upheaval 1903, with special reference to Montenegro

Iskra Baeva (Bulgaria), The Image of Russia in Bulgaria during the twentieth century

Florin Turcanu (Romania), L'émigration roumaine en Occident et l'image de la Russie pendant la première décennie de la Guerre Froide


16:10 – 16:30

Coffee break


16:30 – 17.45

Tanja Zimmerman (Germany), Russian and Yugoslav Orientalisms: Balkanization of Yugoslavia and Asiatization of Soviet Union after Tito`s  Break with Stalin

Vojislav Pavlović (Serbia), The ambiguity of a traditional alliance: continuity or ideological conflict. The Image of Russia versus Soviet Union as seen in the writings of: Milovan Djilas, Dragolub Jovanović, and Milan Grol

Andrey Edemski (Russia), Three Yugoslav views on the Soviet Union after Stalin in 1953-56: Josip Bros Tito, Milovan Djilas and Slobodan Jovanović

Katarzyna Taczyńska (Poland), The Image of Russia in the texts Prisoners from Yugoslavian Gulag


17.10 – 17.55

11:30 – 12:15



The morning educational seminar

Moderators of the morning session –Bogdan Trifunović


9:30 – 13:00

Irina Sedakova (Russia), Image of the Russian language in Bulgaria in the light of language and other unions

Vesna Mojsova-Čepuševska (Republic of Macedonia), The Nomadism of the Diaspora Spread by Aquamarine

Maria Kuglerova (Poland), “We had an Empire”: the traces of Imperial Consciousness in the Modern Image of Balkan World (in Russian Mental Context) – on the Material of Luan Starova`s and Pavel Krusanov`s text

Elena Uzneva (Russia), The Image of Russia and Russians in Bulgaria: The mythologization and demythologization

Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska (Poland), Serbian Orthodox Church and Russian Orthodox Church – relations in the beginning of 21st century


10:20 – 10:50

Coffee break


10:50 – 11:30

Elena Guskova (Russia), What was waited from Russia in the Balkans in the beginning of 90-thies of XX century  

Alexandra Ioannidou (Greece), “The salvation of Greece will come from Russia”: The new Image of Russia in Greece in the times of trouble…

Miguel Angel Vencino (Spain), State Interest and Ideological Justification

Bogdan Zawadewicz (Poland), The Image of Russia in Serbian Post-2000 Public Discourse and its impact on the Development of Political Cleavages


11.30 – 12.30

Discussions and round-up of the Conference