Publications

The economic crisis in Russia is affecting the uncompetitive post-Soviet economies which are dependent on Moscow.

OSW Commentary
2016-02-01
Jan Strzelecki

The continuing conflict in Ukraine has raised concerns among Russia’s key partners in the CIS area.

Analyses
2014-03-12
Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

The Customs Union summit revealed crisis of the Russian project of integration instead of success, which is so desired by the Kremlin before EaP summit in Vilnius

Analyses
2013-10-30
Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

In 2009, Vladimir Putin, the then Russian prime minister, gave impetus to the establishment of closer relations within what was then a still narrow group of three countries: Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Close co-operation is expected to guarantee for Russia that the strong politico-economic influences in this area will be maintained.

OSW Studies
2013-07-30
Iwona Wiśniewska
On 18 November in Moscow, the presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan – Dmitri Medvedev, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Nursultan Nazarbayev – signed documents designed to lead to the creation of a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Analyses
2011-11-23
Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
This document is intended to replace more than 100 bilateral agreements which currently govern free trade between these countries. The free trade area can only come into force when all the signatory states ratify it.
Analyses
2011-10-26
Iwona Wiśniewska
The chances of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus creating a common market in the planned form and by the intended deadline are limited. Closer cooperation between those countries will be the result of a lengthy and difficult process.
Analyses
2010-12-15
Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
Kamil Kłysiński
Iwona Wiśniewska
The nature of the CU and the manner of its introduction show that for Russia, the move is above all of political significance, and serves to strength Moscow’s influence in the region.
Analyses
2010-07-07
Iwona Wiśniewska

 

On 21 May, during a meeting of the heads of state of the customs union in St Petersburg, attempts to reach an agreement failed. This was to have formed the basis for the functioning of a customs union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Despite this, on 24 May, the Customs Union Commission upheld a decree from President Dmitri Medvedev introducing the legal code of the Customs Union from 1 July 2010 on the territory of these three countries, and providing for the lifting of internal customs barriers.

 

Analyses
2010-05-26