1889-1893 Regency in Serbia as the Russian Society Saw It

Viktor Evgenievich Tumanin, Marat Zufarovich Galiullin, Denis Radievich Sharafutdinov


The research is devoted to determining conditions of Serbian development in the period of regency in 1889-1893 and the Russian society reaction to these events. Milan Obrenovich's renunciation of throne and the transition of power into the hands of radical party led by N. Pashich marked approach of a new stage in the Serbian kingdom foreign policy. In particular, in the speech read by Pashich at the meeting of Skupstina it was said that "new precious acquisitions" in the field of diplomatic relations, and the reciprocal address of Skupstina directly indicated renewal of friendship with Russia.

In general, "peaceful coup d'etat" in Serbia, contrary to approvals of the Russian patriotic editions, which were laying great hopes on radicals, did not mean that the "younger of all of the European kingdoms" would turn towards Russia, and did not cause any sharp changes in position of Serbia, though in the Serbian-Russian relations a certain "thaw" was observed. Numerous Austro-Hungarian statements of respect for the independence of the Balkan states concerning Serbia almost immediately gave way to the traditional pressure applied in two directions: intervention into Serbian internal affairs and foreign policy


Serbia, Russia, Austro-Hungary, Obrenovich, Skupstina, guardianship.

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