The 2nd issue for 2023 of the journal “Russia and the New State of Eurasia” has been published. Traditionally, the authors focus on the problems of Eurasian integration, with a particular attention to the digital dimension of integration processes. The issue opens with the article on the Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) proving that in order to form a common financial market of the EAEU countries it is necessary to develop national digital currencies on the basis of the unified technical and regulatory standards. The researchers also analyze the digital dimension of socio-economic integration within the EAEU and the current state of scientific and educational relations between Russia and the EAEU countries. As before, considerable attention is paid to the Ukrainian crisis. The authors consider the influence of the “Ukrainian factor” on the transformation of the post-Soviet space and on the development of regional integration processes. The conflict in Ukraine has led to a turn of Russia and its partners in the EAEU to the “global South”, the reasons, nature and prospects of which are discussed in the issue. Transit corridors connecting Russia with the South and East of Eurasia, which have acquired special significance amid the Ukrainian crisis, have also become the subject of the researchers’ study. Considerable attention is paid to Belarus – the article published in the issue examines economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia in the face of the Western sanctions pressure. As before, the author’s attention is focused on Central Asia. The researchers analyze the policy of the United States and the European Union in the region, the course and results of the parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan in March 2023, economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and Central Asian countries, trends in the political development of Turkmenistan, the state and prospects of Russian-Uzbek relations. The authors, in addition, consider the reasons for the protests in Karakalpakstan that took place in mid-2022. The results of Armenia’s economic development in 2022 are also summed up in the issue.