That the Serbian public has high expectations from Moscow was demonstrated this week by the lavish welcome given Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. He arrived in Belgrade on Wednesday (March 23rd) to meet with President Boris Tadic and other top officials. He confirmed that Russian companies will help Serbia build railroads. Serbian construction workers, meanwhile, will take part in preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. "We would like to utilise the great experience of our Serbian partners in the construction of tourist facilities," Putin said.
Tadic said he received assurances that the South Stream project would be implemented in the coming years. The pipeline, he said, is of great importance for the entire European continent. Read more in the SETimes.com article here.