// Russia and New States of Eurasia. 2020. No III (ÕLVIII). P. 80-93
Abstract. The COVID-19 pandemiñ has dealt a severe blow to economy of the post-Soviet countries. Measures undertaken by governments of the CIS countries for supporting national economies have been determined by a number of factors, and political reasons often were playing a role no less important than economic ones. As a result, the situation with supporting economy during the pandemiñ clearly revealed similarities and differences not only in economic, but also in political systems of the CIS countries, their orientation towards certain international economic institutions, the level of self-sufficiency of economies, their dependence and interdependence from different directions of economic exchange.
Keywords: the COVID-19 pandemic, CIS countries, support of economy, budgetary and fiscal policy, small and medium-scale business
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