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Seminar on Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space and CIS Policy

... Group report “Digging out of Deadlock in Nagorno-Karabakh” by Olesya Vartanyan and Zaur Shiriyev. On 3 March 2020, the Russian International Affairs Council hosted a closed experts seminar on the theme “Conflicts in the Post-Soviet space and CIS policy”. The event began with a presentation by Igor Okunev, Director of the Center of Spatial Analysis in International Relations of the MGIMO University, on the theme of “Russia’s geopolitical code”. There, the presenter developed his arguments ...


Monitoring of Mutual Investments in CIS Countries 2017

According to the eighth report of a years-long research project, after three years of decline (2013–2015), mutual FDI of the EAEU member states grew by 15.9% reaching US $26.8 billion, mutual CIS and Georgia FDI stock increased by 7.9% to $45.1 billion. The largest capital exporters within the EAEU are Russian companies, which account for over 78% of FDI exports. Kazakhstan ranks the second (13.5%), Belarus comes the third (7.8%), while Armenia ...


EDB Integration Barometer — 2017

... becoming disenchanted with the EAEU (from 53% to 48% of survey participants). Russian respondents demonstrate little interest with respect to foreign specialists working in the country and to scientific and technological cooperation with countries in the CIS region. There has also been a drop in the level of trust that they feel for China. Finally, EAEU member states, Tajikistan, and Moldova are characterised by phenomenal density of social ties and mutual trust to the neighbouring CIS countries. These ...


CIS in 2017: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects

It is necessary to maintain the wide multilateral format of the CIS and to introduce new effective impulses towards cooperation Yulia Nikitina: The Post-Soviet Space in 2017 The development of cooperation within the CIS is an objective necessity for all member states of the Commonwealth. Notwithstanding the intensification ...


Russia’s Political Agenda in the Post-Soviet Space

... transport infrastructure in their countries to join the Russia–China project to combine the EAEU and the Silk Road Economic Belt. “The inclusion of all the SCO members in this integration process, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), could become a prologue to the formation of greater Eurasian partnership,” Vladimir Putin said. The President’s proposal highlights Russia’s wish to be at the helm of the process to create a common economic space “from Lisbon to Vladivostok” ...


Roundtable “The former Soviet Union 25 Years after: Past, Present and the Future of Ex-republics”

On February, 9 2017, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held the press-conference in the media centre of Rossiya Segodnya news agency, dedicated to the main trends and the prospects for the development of the post-Soviet space. The event was timed for the 25 th anniversary of the Soviet Union dissolution and the formation of new independent states on its territory. RIAC members and experts discussed the current situation in the former Soviet Union countries, political and economic prospects...


CIS transformation seen as natural process

The transformation of the Commonwealth of Independent States is a natural process, Chairman of the Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev told reporters on 7 June after the CIS Heads of Government Council meeting, BelTA has learned. “We had a candid and detailed discussion of issues related to the adaptation of the CIS to the realities of today's ...


Belarus-Russia relations underpin cooperation in CIS

The interaction between Belarus and Russia within the framework of the Belarus-Russia Union State underpins the cooperation between the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev said after his meeting with Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov, BelTA has learned. “This axis – Russia-Belarus – serves as a kind of a linchpin ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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