Three years after declaring independence from Serbia, Kosovo continues to face social and economic turmoil. With high unemployment and rising poverty, the self-proclaimed Balkan republic is offering fertile ground for hardline Islamists. The recent elections in Kosovo were widely criticized. Russia's envoy to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, pointed to a number of violations and voiced concern that radical parties were able to gain votes. There are now growing fears the region could be turning into a major terrorist hub, right in the middle of Europe. And as RT has been finding out, extremist rhetoric is being imported alongside foreign aid.