Tag: former Soviet states

‘Russia Doesn’t Have a Majority in the CIS on Ukraine,’ Baranov Says

October 10, 2014

Staunton, October 10 – While the Commonwealth of Independent States has never been a democratic union of equals, it is nonetheless true that “the CIS is not just Russia,” as Ukrainian parliamentarians point out, and that Russia’s loss of control of this group on an issue so important to it may hasten the demise of […]

A Mini-Brezhnev Doctrine? — FSB Promises to Block Revolutions in CIS Countries

June 8, 2014

Staunton, June 7 – In yet another example of the Kremlin’s shamelessness about its plans to use its power across the former Soviet space in what constitutes an updated but geographically smaller Brezhnev doctrine, FSB head Aleksandr Bortnikov says his agency will react quickly and harshly to any attempt to overthrow existing regimes in the […]