Tag: Eurasian Customs Union

Russia Update: Suspect Dadayev Tied to Ruslan Geremeyev, Says Source

March 20, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. President Vladimir Putin arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan for a trilateral summit with Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka. UPDATES BELOW Special features: – […]

Russia Update: Belarus Seeks Some Distance from Moscow as It Tries to Land IMF Funds

January 30, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week stories ‘Anti-Maidan’ Launched by Nationalists, Cossacks, Veterans, Bikers and The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State […]

Putin’s ‘Holy War’ on West Lacks Content Beyond Russian Imperial Statehood, Shtepa Says

December 21, 2014

Staunton, December 21 – Putin’s opposition to Europe and the US “is acquiring the aspects of a real holy war, not at the level of metaphor as in the old Soviet song but in the completely literal religious sense,” but except for its core belief in Russian imperial statehood, the new faith on which it […]

After Ukraine, Moscow’s Closest Allies Refuse to Follow Kremlin Line

July 31, 2014

Staunton, July 19 – The two countries Moscow views as its closest partners, Belarus and Kazakhstan, have refused to join its sanctions campaign against Moldova, another indication, the editors of Nezavisimaya gazeta say today, that as a result of its recent actions, “Moscow is losing its allies.” That, in turn, suggests two things, the editors […]

Moscow Should Avoid Expanding Eurasian Union Too Far and Too Fast, Krylov Says

July 2, 2014

Staunton, July 2 – Moscow should consider the problems that overly ambitious expansion has brought to both the European Union and NATO and not seek fall victim to the notion that it must expand the Eurasian Union as quickly and as far as possible, according to Aleksandr Krylov, a leading Russian specialist on the Caucasus. […]