International Conference Opportunities for Expanding Economic Cooperation between Russia and the Balkan Peninsula within the Current Political Situation was held at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Nis, organized by the Balkan-Russian Economic Forum. At this conference 28 experts from the field of international cooperation and economics presented their opinions. Alexei Vladimirovich Kuriniy, the Member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation attended the conference. On behalf of the City of Nis Deputy Mayor Milos Bandur greeted the guests and emphasized the importance of such gatherings and the importance of improving economic cooperation with Russia. This conference was supported by the Gorchakov Fund of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as by the City of Nis and the RDA South.