A. Suzdal'tsev, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abstract. The article is devoted to the problem investigation of the Common State of Belarus and Russia (a political stage of the Russian-Belarusian integration) preservation and development. Up to date, the Common State remains a desk-top state formation, which has no central presidence, legislative, executive and judicial power, citizenship, emblem, flag etc. In the context of the Customs Union – Common Free Market Zone – Eurasian Economic Union integration project development, which includes Kazakhstan alongside Russia and Belarus, the Common State faces the intrinsic problem of survival. Being in stagnation since 2007, this formation gradually evolves, seeks to adapt for a fast-changing situation in the Post-Soviet space.
Keywords: Customs Union, Common Free Market Zone, Eurasian Economic Union, Common State of Belarus and Russia, Lukashenko, economic crisis
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