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Debunking myths about the Eurasian Economic Union

2860581 31.05.2016 31 мая 2016. Президент России Владимир Путин (второй справа) после заседания в Астане Высшего Евразийского экономического совета на уровне глав государств в расширенном составе. Слева направо - президент Белоруссии Александр Лукашенко и президент Казахстана Нурсултан Назарбаев, справа - президент Армении Серж Саргсян. Алексей Дружинин/РИА Новости

Viktoriia Ivanchenko comments on the myths about the Eurasian Economic Union, specially for Russia Direct

The West continues to view the Eurasian Economic Union as the reincarnation of the old Soviet Union. But that’s simply not the case.

Plenty of myths and stereotypes surround the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Some claim that it is a revival of the Soviet Union or just another imperialistic project masked by political rhetoric. But what are the objective interests and goals of Russia for this project? What does Eurasian integration really mean for Russia and other member states?

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