Amid numerous recent talks and publications about Russia’s plan to take over Belarus, some may remark it has already happened – for the bonds already uniting the two states. Belarus is part of many Russia-led blocks and therefore not a sovereign country, people may say. Belarus and Russia together take part in four post-Soviet integration projects. These four unions are the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Some believe these are Kremlin’s instruments of control over its neighbors, including Belarus. A reality … Continue reading Belarus-Russia Unions: Empty Shells Or Geopolitical Cord?
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