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Cathedral of Saint Sava, Belgrade

Russia And The Balkans (1804): A Program About Slavonic-Serbian State Under The Russian Protectorate (II)

The Karlovci Metropolitan Stevan Stratimirović created the idea of autonomous tributary religion-language-based Orthodox Shtokavian Slavonic–Serbian state in 1804. His concept of a politically united religion-language-based Serbian nation within the borders of a single national state anticipated unification of the historical and ethnic Serbian territories from both the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy.

Serbian flag

Russia And The Balkans (1804): A Program About Slavonic-Serbian State Under The Russian Protectorate (I)

Imperial Russia as an Orthodox country and the country with the largest Slavic population gradually inspired the spiritual-political leader of the Serbian nation during the Habsburg and Ottoman lordships, to believe that only the Romanovs could be real liberators and protectors of the Serbs and the rest of the South-Slavs, especially the Orthodox ones.