Russias Strategic Interests in the Post-Soviet Space

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2010-8-32-45

Abstract. The publication represents a version of the key-note report at the session of the Academic Council of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, on the subject "Russia’s Strategic Interests in the Post-Soviet Space", which took place at IMEMO in March 2010. A spokesperson A.N. Spartak, Dr. Sci. (Economics), Director of the All-Russian Research Conjuncture Institute, presumes that today, in all political and economic multi-vector nature of the CIS countries' present development, with a glance to ramifications of crisis, the integration perspective is growing solicited and attractive for most of them. The understanding is deepening that exactly Russia, with its economic, technological and raw materials potential, receptive market, developed transportation lines and manufacturing tides can provide an efficient integration of the CIS economic space into the world economy, without disarranging herewith technological, industrial and organizational structures of these countries' economies, and avoiding the risk of instability uprise. 

Keywords: Russian Federation, Commonwealth of Independent States, Customs Union, CES, EurAsEC, Plurilateral Free Trade Zone, post-Soviet space, regional integration 

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Russias Strategic Interests in the Post-Soviet Space. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2010, no. 8, pp. 32-45.

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