FROM MODERN SERBIAN AND YUGOSLAV HISTORY
MILOVAN MILOVANOVIĆ AS A DIPLOMAT
Milovan Milovanovic was one of the most successful and educated Serbian politicians and diplomats in its history. He is the creator of the Balkan Alliance, which liberated Southern and Old Serbia. He was for an inviolable alliance with Russia and for a pragmatic relationship with the Western powers. Milovan Milovanovic is primarily the creator of the Balkan Alliance, Serbia’s greatest diplomatic success. He led Serbia’s rational and pragmatic foreign policy and its diplomacy. He realized that Serbia could not stand alone against the Western powers, especially against Austria-Hungary. Therefore, he turned definitely to the Eastern question and the liberation of Old and Southern Serbia. He considered relations with Bulgaria crucial for the Balkan Alliance and was in favor of maximum concessions to Bulgaria. As a politician and diplomat, he pursued a combination of war and peace. He believed that Serbia had only one friend – Russia. His untimely death deprived Serbia of a remarkable politician in later tumultuous events.