Radovan in Russia? The Evidence Suggests...
The rumor started when Oslobodjenje reported from an unnamed official of the Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency (GROZD): "We got this information by wiretapping a telephone conversation abroad."
The Russian embassy in Sarajevo has denied that Karadzic could be in Russia now. But the last couple years have shown that Russian territory can be a relatively comfortable and attractive sanctuary for Bosnian Serb war crimes indictees.
In August 2005, Dragan Zelenovic, wanted from the Hague's Foca indictment for mass rape, was arrested in the west Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiisk, where he had been living for several years under an assumed name and working in the construction industry.
The ICTY currently alleges that the fugitive former Serbian General Vlastimir Djordjevic is hiding in Russia, a charge Russia denies as it has "checked out the address given to us by the Hague." (Djordjevic wasn't there).
I can easily imagine Djordjevic in Russia - after all, he had lots of ties there. Karadzic though? I really see his cultural comfort zone more closely aligned to Montenegro and Greece.