Montenegro–Russia relations

Montenegro–Russia relations
Montenegro–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Montenegro and Russia



Montenegro–Russia relations (Russian: Российско-черногорские отношения) are foreign relations between Montenegro and Russia.

1710 Metropolitan Danilo I Petrović-Njegoš - who led Montenegro into independence in 1697 - went to Russia and the Czarist Empire recognized Montenegro. Moscow pledged aid[1] and declared the Russian Empire as a protector to Montenegrin independence.[2] During this time Russia was fighting against the Osmans in the Russo-Turkish War from 1710–1711.

Montenegro was an ally of Russia in the Russo-Japanese war. Volunteers from Montenegro were fighting in the Russian Army.[3] In 2006 Japan recognized Montenegrin independence and declared the war being over.[4] A peace treaty was signed.[5]

After leaving the union with Serbia Russia recognized the Republic of Montenegro on June 11, 2006.

Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 26, 2006. Montenegro has an embassy in Moscow. Russia has an embassy in Podgorica.

Russia plays a big role in the Montenegrin economy. The German think tank Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik says that the economy of the Balkan state is "firmly in Russian hands.[6]

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