In German Map book from 60s that somehow ended in my father's library, published in West Germany, Russia (USSR) is classified as an Asian country only, not even partially part of Europe.
Germans are super.
I use few sites, British and German for the weather forecast, first are a good source, having problem with non existing climate on their isles, second for obsessive need to predict and know the details of everything and mark them down.
So, according to German wetter online, countries are classified like this:
So, Croatia is Sued (South) Europe
Montenegro is EAST Europe, while
Albania is again South Europe.
And they are in line.
I mean do Germans have something against geography?? ;)
Plus, the water temperature is always higher 20 km more north from me in Croatia and thankfully many km south to this place, in Albania.
Maps can be entertaining. I read in some novel about fantasm that included the conspiracy of cartographers all over the world to make the countries of Northern hemisphere in the books larger than they really are compared to the Southern hemisphere states. I still think there is something valuable in that idea ;)