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CIS reanimation: last attempt

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CIS reanimation: last attemptThe Commonwealth has not become a single geopolitical entity with a common ethnopolitical and military-strategic space.


At present, the integration geopolitical project of the Eurasian Union is actively developing. And although it is based on countries covering more than 80 percent of the USSR’s territory, the extension of integration processes to other former Soviet republics is important from the point of view of the geopolitical stability of the entire post-Soviet space. A key role in this process can be played by the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Unfortunately, the CIS has not become a geopolitical union with a common ethnopolitical and military-strategic space. Moreover, lately a real threat has arisen of the departure of a number of states from the principles of integration, there has been a clear decline in the cooperation potential that has been accumulated in previous years.

Post-Soviet space

Today, the military-political situation in the world is mainly affected by changes in the entire system of international relations that take place under the influence of two contradictory trends: on the one hand, the formation of a multipolar world, and on the other, the desire of the United States of America to secure the role of the sole world leader.

The national interests of modern Russia in the international sphere consist in securing sovereignty, strengthening their position as one of the influential centers of the multipolar world, and developing equal and mutually beneficial relations with all countries and integration associations, primarily with the CIS member states and other neighbors.

In the post-Soviet space, even before the collapse of the USSR and immediately after it, a number of conflict zones still exist and remain. Even today, they have an adverse effect on the overall military-political situation in the Commonwealth, and on the security of Russia. This is, first of all, a well-known situation in Transnistria, the Georgian-Abkhazian, Georgian-Ossetian and Karabakh conflicts that have not found their resolution.

Wherever an armed confrontation arises in the CIS, it necessarily affects Russian interests.

Firstly, because Russia is closely connected with the rest of the Commonwealth countries and any conflict puts it before a difficult choice.

Secondly, the CIS states are bound by specific obligations within the framework of both the Collective Security Treaty and other multilateral and bilateral agreements, so the resolution of any confrontation in the post-Soviet space is not without the active participation of Moscow and taking into account its position.

Third, any armed conflict arising within the borders of the Commonwealth inevitably creates military threats to Russia.

Instability factors

A variety of processes and phenomena contribute to the growth of strategic instability in the post-Soviet space.

In the political sphere, the self-rule of the ruling elites has a significant negative impact, sometimes incompatible with the principles of controllability of states and the Commonwealth as a whole. There is a dangerous increase in the dependence of countries on the often incompetent decisions taken by a narrow group of politicians engaged by clan mafia and economic structures.

The catastrophic decrease in spirituality, culture and intellectual potential, which manifests itself primarily in hypertrophied changes in the system of values, when the worldview and the worldview and the way of actions of the authorities of all levels and the nation as a whole contribute to the growth of tension. This disintegrates society due to increased property stratification and the loss of national ideals and landmarks.

The threat to the territorial integrity of a number of countries persists due to the active work of representatives of political separatism, relying on external support and local financial and economic clans with self-interested interests.

In the economic sphere, a systemic crisis continues in virtually all CIS countries as a result of adherence to a destructive liberal market model in the absence of a coherent and sound policy of the authorities in this area, whose strategy is oriented towards models alien to the Russian and Eurasian archetype.

In the military sphere, hotbeds of military-political tensions and armed conflicts in the immediate vicinity of the borders of Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth remain associated with the ongoing political and military activity of the North Atlantic Alliance countries, primarily the United States, seeking to consolidate their influence in the post-Soviet space. The situation in this area is especially alarming due to the huge gap in the ratio of the forces of the “reformed” Russian Armed Forces leading to the CIS, as compared with the armies of neighboring countries, NATO military and US forces.

In the information sphere, the spiritless content of a different civilizational standard dominates.

Of course, detrimental to the interests of the Commonwealth are the deformation of the traditional Eurasian geopolitical subjectivity, the change of orientation of the main political players in Russia to other, alien civilizational values, as well as the ongoing process of withdrawal of the ruling elites of a number of neighboring countries from Moscow and their orientation to the development of ties and strategic cooperation with other states.

A serious geopolitical factor that poses a threat to the security of the CIS countries is the ongoing rivalry for control over strategic reserves of energy and other raw materials in the post-Soviet space, for ensuring freedom of access to them. Western states are able to use all means, including military force, to protect their geo-economic interests, which they have repeatedly demonstrated over the past ten to fifteen years. The most unfavorable situation for the security of Russia will arise if the West is involved in its political and military organizations in the countries of the South Caucasus. Today, the Caucasus region, with its very complex problems, is the most vulnerable spot of the CIS. The creation here of a serious geopolitical American bridgehead will mean the formation of a kind of "geopolitical wedge", capable of subsequently breaking off large parts of its territory from our country.

One of the main sources of internal and external threats to the Commonwealth are Islamic extremism and terrorism. Here the religious and ideological component plays the secondary role of the ideological “roof” of their organizers and is an incentive for technical performers. Modern terrorism is not a single-handed struggle, but a way of waging war by powerful organized groups with very specific geopolitical goals. These are superbly equipped special structures, including state ones, which are supported by patrons and donors of a transnational nature. Such terrorist organizations are able to wage sabotage and terrorist wars, to participate in large-scale armed conflicts. The examples of Libya and Syria eloquently testify to this.

The sources of threats of a geopolitical scale include the processes of uncontrolled migration of citizens of the countries of the near abroad to Russia, the smuggling of drugs and narcotic substances across the Russian border, smuggling and illegal currency transactions.

Summing up, it should be noted: the difficult situation in the CIS space is due not least to the lack of intelligible theoretical and ideological foundations of state policy, which has led to inconsistencies in the assessments and practical actions of the countries - members of this association.

Collective survival guarantees

To transform the CIS into a real geopolitical force of Eurasia, first of all, it is necessary to form a clear system of views that can be accepted by the ruling elites of the Commonwealth states. It should consist of the following provisions:

  • the rationale for the existence of such education, including the advantages of the higher strata of society in terms of strengthening their power and well-being;
  • an explanation of the expediency of transferring a part of authority, voluntary acceptance of obligations and restrictions by the leaderships of the countries in order to strengthen the CIS, which is more than compensated for by strengthening their power, security, additional economic opportunities within the states and a significant increase in authority among the population;
  • clarification of the existing direction of development of the geopolitical situation and the interests of the dominant global forces, implying in the absence of support within the Commonwealth framework the need to eliminate long-ruling clans;
  • definition of a strategy to achieve the future appearance of the association as a real geopolitical entity capable of protecting the interests of its members.


    On the basis of such a target installation, this system of views should be built on the basis of a number of important principles:

  • ideological indisputability, since the basis of this system should be based on consolidation that suits everyone and has no alternative;
  • theoretical justification, because these provisions are fully consistent with the objectively prevailing conditions in the post-Soviet space and in the world as a whole, and most importantly - they dominate the ruling clans of the CIS countries;
  • conceptual simplicity, the essence of which is that such a belief system should be extremely simple and understandable not only to all members of the power elite, but also to most citizens of the Commonwealth countries;
  • practical elaboration due to the need to detail these provisions to the level of practical measures that are justified in the technical, economic and organizational aspects;
  • the security of the clan interests of the power elites, which implies guarantees of protection of all their interests and security from a wide range of threats;
  • moral and ethical attractiveness, based on a large positive moral and psychological potential, which should be based on the positive experience of the past and give the majority of citizens hope for a significant improvement in their personal position in the future precisely due to the strengthening of the CIS.


    The idea of ​​guaranteed collective survival and prosperity meets the most fully indicated principles as the only one possible with the exacerbation of the energy and raw materials crisis and the growing potential of aggression in the world.

    The main fundamental provisions reflecting its essence include the following:

  • world politics is determined by global centers of power, which no single regional power elite alone can resist;
  • these centers decide the fate of all the ruling clans and the latter can in no way significantly interfere with their intentions;
  • The current power elites of the CIS countries do not fully satisfy the interests of the main global centers of power - the United States and the transnational financial community; therefore, in the short term, they will be eliminated, for example, by means of “color revolutions” with the subsequent elimination of their economic power, and possibly their physically. To ensure complete control over the sources of energy and raw materials, more manageable and controlled by them is necessary;
  • domination of elites based on clan-clan principles in the economy of the Commonwealth states, their extremely high well-being against the background of the poor existence of the population, taking into account idealized memories of a prosperous life in the Soviet period, severely narrow the social base of these clans, which does not allow them to count on any guaranteed preservation of power only at the expense of internal power, political and administrative resources;
  • guarantees of the preservation of power by the existing power elites of the CIS countries are possible only through their mutual military, political, economic and ideological support, which can only be done on the basis of an appropriate legal framework. Support from other states will be accompanied by the loss of part of the sovereignty, powers and independence of elites. Only “close in spirit” power structures of the CIS countries can render relatively disinterested assistance to each other;
  • The consolidation of the post-Soviet states and their power elites within the Commonwealth will be accompanied by accelerated development of their economies by revitalizing the ties of the Soviet era and reviving the common economic space, strengthening military security, political stability and authority of the power elites, achieving enhancing their authority and status in the international arena, and hence, guarantees for the security of property and awn abroad.


    These provisions can serve as a basis for developing an ideology capable of consolidating the post-Soviet space within the framework of the CIS. For Russia, strengthening the Commonwealth of Independent States is the most important condition for ensuring its national security and successfully overcoming economic problems. In addition to these dividends, other countries of its organization will help to improve their geopolitical status, preserve the powers and independence of elites, as well as through the revival of economic ties, significantly increase the standard of living of the population.
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    1. Denis
      Denis 29 May 2013 06: 26 New
      +8
      world politics is determined by global centers of power, which no regional power elite alone can resist
      Everyone agrees in words, but in reality ...
      Nobody wants to share power. The Soviet Union and the 1 secretaries of the Central Committee collapsed to become a prezik, it's cooler
      Sorry, but not yet practicable
      1. smel
        smel 29 May 2013 06: 34 New
        +2
        And is it necessary to carry out in the form that it was? But to search and translate into reality the other components of the union (CIS, Customs, CSTO, etc.), stronger in unity of faith, spirit, culture, goals - it is simply necessary. And the terms of creation should not go to the 22 century
        1. tronin.maxim
          tronin.maxim 29 May 2013 06: 47 New
          +2
          Quote: smel
          And the terms of creation should not go to the 22nd century

          I think this will not happen. We are now in a different situation in order to pull the rubber!
        2. sergo0000
          sergo0000 29 May 2013 07: 59 New
          +9
          We ourselves should be an example for all these states! In the era of the Internet, the inhabitants of these republics, having Russia in front of us, will make their leaders look like us as an example of prosperity, law and order! They will choose the elite that will be closer to their view all to the standard. That is to us! hiAnd ideology is an evolutionary component coming in. So what was the ideology in Syria!? And nothing. People lived and enjoyed life!
          1. Yarbay
            Yarbay 29 May 2013 10: 11 New
            +2
            Quote: sergo0000
            We ourselves must become an example for all these states! In the era of the Internet, the inhabitants of these republics, having Russia in front of us, will force our leaders to follow us as an example of prosperity, law and order!

            That's right!
            Totally agree!
          2. baltika-18
            baltika-18 29 May 2013 12: 24 New
            +4
            Quote: sergo0000
            In the era of the Internet, the inhabitants of these republics, having Russia in front of them, as an example of well-being, law and order, will force their leaders to follow us

            With prosperity, law and order, our problems themselves are pretty decent.
            they will be equal only in one case, if we can change the system and build an attractive society. What is the difference between our system and the Ukrainian one? Yes, in fact, nothing, small nuances. The point is that what is there is the same. That's why people in principle have indifference, to hell with horseradish change ....
            As long as the oligarchy, large private capital rules the ball, any association will be unviable or viable until the first big problems, that is, limited viability.
    2. fenix57
      fenix57 29 May 2013 06: 46 New
      +4
      Hello! After the collapse of the USSR (with the active assistance of Amers), all the CIS countries are only for the "forgiveness" of the republics' debts to the RSFSR. You can’t believe all of this from the "underbelly"! East is NOT a delicate matter, a tail, a deceit with a smile on his face. hi
      1. Denis
        Denis 29 May 2013 07: 20 New
        +5
        Quote: fenix57
        east, deceit with a smile on his face
        Maybe it costs the same?
        There are professionals in these matters. Rakhmon Tajik is cursing - to change, not to cajole with money
        1. pensioner
          pensioner 29 May 2013 07: 32 New
          0
          It's time to get tougher with them, tougher ...
    3. treskoed
      treskoed 29 May 2013 07: 09 New
      +2
      In the political sphere, the autocracy of the ruling elites, sometimes incompatible with the principles of governability of states and the Commonwealth as a whole, has a significant negative effect.

      And do we need such an alliance? With a stone in your bosom? In cooperation, be guided only by the economic interests of Russia, without hesitating to show a baton!
      1. Captain Vrungel
        Captain Vrungel 29 May 2013 07: 41 New
        +5
        Oh guys! We walked the right path from socialism to communism, but ended up in wild capitalism. As the economics classics used to say, “the wolf’s grin of capitalism is tearing everything apart, for the sake of its profit, where there are no relatives and friends, only competitors and partners, often turning into enemies”.
        "Friendship of Peoples" grew into a tough pragmatism. Who on whom is more "rich."
      2. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 29 May 2013 07: 49 New
        +4
        Quote: treskoed
        With a stone in your bosom?

        stone in the bosom is the "elite" of countries that, through the media, direct the opinions of citizens, or rather control them. Everything is old, like a world, capture the mind of people and you will rule the world. That’s how all politicians act.
        1. Gari
          Gari 29 May 2013 09: 23 New
          +3
          These provisions can serve as a basis for developing an ideology capable of consolidating the post-Soviet space within the framework of the CIS. For Russia, strengthening the Commonwealth of Independent States is the most important condition for ensuring its national security and successfully overcoming economic problems. In addition to these dividends, other countries of its organization will help to improve their geopolitical status, preserve the powers and independence of elites, as well as through the revival of economic ties, significantly increase the standard of living of the population.
          Everything is true article plus

          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          stone in the bosom is
          "elites" of countries that, through the media, direct the opinions of citizens, or rather manage them


          everything is truly respected - the "elites" rule, direct, enrich themselves and walk abroad, where they settle, but ordinary people, or as you say, ordinary citizens somehow survive the wolfish grin of capitalism and recall the USSR
          Good day to all
    4. shamil
      shamil 29 May 2013 07: 34 New
      +2
      The CIS will always exist only in conversations-negotiations. The southern former republics will forever remain the headache of Russia. It is not always the predicted policy of these countries and the ruling clans of these republics that creates problems for Russia. With one eye they look towards the USA
    5. pensioner
      pensioner 29 May 2013 07: 39 New
      +8
      For the next 15-20 years, Russia, it seems to me, needs to concentrate on its problems. Follow, of course, the neighbors. Well, to get them into economic dependence on themselves (without charity). But first of all, the strength itself is gaining and gaining. If what mode near you starts x. = Engage in it - topple. Polite like that. And power will come - they will come running. And not only these ...
      1. shamil
        shamil 29 May 2013 08: 32 New
        +3
        I put a big +!
    6. Beibit
      Beibit 29 May 2013 08: 35 New
      +2
      Why did they put Colonel Kvachkov in prison?
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        1. Beibit
          Beibit 29 May 2013 08: 52 New
          +1
          Well, we know the official version ... but is it so ?! and his speeches, what did he say is not true? What do you say about Budanov, why he was imprisoned (and then killed)? Believe in the official version? Few officers remained loyal to their homeland. The shamans are still holding on to you, also well done, they know where to say, and where to keep silent. Since he understands that behind bars or in the next world he can not do anything ...
    7. fenix57
      fenix57 29 May 2013 08: 54 New
      +1
      Quote: Denis
      There are professionals in these matters.

      OTO- PRIMAKOV-MASTER! knows TU Asia ...
    8. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 29 May 2013 08: 55 New
      +7
      It is necessary to rebuild the USSR, otherwise we will not survive.
    9. Max otto
      Max otto 29 May 2013 09: 56 New
      +4
      It is necessary to unite, there can’t be a dispute, but how? In my opinion, the key figure here is Russia. But until she puts things in order, no one wants to do this, Russia must become an attractive neighbor to begin with, to be friends with her squealing and loyal eyes. But there is a danger of stalling towards imperial ambitions, believe me, as soon as conversations like "Belarus should be incorporated into Russia as a region" (Zhirinovsky V.F.) begin, there will be no unification. Must be formed new superpowerwith a new name.
      PS. I really like the name - the Soviet Union. It sounds majestic and beautiful. For me at least.
      1. smershspy
        smershspy 29 May 2013 11: 48 New
        +5
        Right! And I like the Soviet Union!
      2. Denis
        Denis 29 May 2013 17: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: Max Otto
        "Belarus should be part of Russia as a region" (V. Zhirinovsky)
        Only a provocateur and an adversary of unification could blurt out such a thing. You can’t call him stupid;
        1. albanech
          albanech 6 June 2013 11: 41 New
          +3
          You can’t but agree! That's right!
    10. Algor73
      Algor73 29 May 2013 10: 08 New
      -4
      A new commonwealth should not begin with 80% of the former USSR countries, but with a few (preferably with Ukraine, including) and the policy to build precisely equal rights. Why in the EU are European countries asking, they are not forced? Not all at once. The CIS has not shown itself during its existence. So it could not manifest itself, since there are many countries and each has its own vector of development. We need clear laws, clear benefits for all incoming countries, and not selectively, a clear understanding and interpretation of the goal. Each country should have seen a benefit. But alas. Everyone played in personal enrichment, they forgot about and scored about the people. It is possible to revive the CIS, but not in the quantity and quality of countries, and not with those approaches
    11. Ivan.
      Ivan. 29 May 2013 10: 10 New
      +3
      the rationale for the existence of such education, including the advantages of the higher strata of society in terms of strengthening their power and well-being;

      If I understand correctly, people should justify the neoplasm as strengthening power and well-being of power structures in order to interest them. That is, we must take care of "our" power so that it does not suffer.
      definition of a strategy to achieve the future appearance of the association as a real geopolitical entity capable of protecting the interests of its members.

      It is like ordinary brain powder.
      In this article, which is not very intelligible, strange impregnations are not credible. Abuses various harmful terms like - "post-Soviet space".
    12. creak
      creak 29 May 2013 10: 11 New
      +2
      Who will we build with? With Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan which did not really co-exist as independent states. And how Armenia and Azerbaijan will be on the verge of war.
      And there is no need to build illusions, the armies of these states are not any combat-ready structures and only Russia will have to fight anyway. As an example, you can see how the Tajik-Afghan border is guarded after the departure of our border guards.
    13. avt
      avt 29 May 2013 11: 01 New
      +3
      request fool ,, For Russia, the strengthening of the Commonwealth of Independent States is the most important condition for ensuring its national security and successfully overcoming economic problems. In addition to these dividends, other countries of the organization will strengthen it to improve their geopolitical status, preserve the powers and independence of the elites, as well as significantly improve the standard of living of the population through the revival of economic ties. "------------ That's not expected such an opus from Sivkov request Probably in the military geopolitical academics marks laughing Here's HOW you can strengthen what the creators conceived for a “civilized divorce,” according to their own statement. What did Sivkov plan to strengthen? A further divorce? What are the strengthening of economic ties while preserving and strengthening the independence of the national elites? In general, it collapsed from oak? Well, I’ve studied then the state of the union state and relations with the oligarchs of Ukraine chtol request What the hell is security and improving people's lives? Is this CSTO amorphous, semi-CIS and without a single command will ensure this security? negative
      1. Conepatus
        Conepatus 29 May 2013 15: 13 New
        +3
        For all the CIS countries, Russia is like a cash cow. Some of these republics will make a concession for Russia, and the dough for this will require more than its national budget. The same Tajikistan, for the Russian military base at home, all the time something demands and receives the main thing. And the Chinese simply take the land for debts and do not create any CIS. There is only one normal CIS-SurgutNefteGaz !!!!!!!
    14. General
      General 29 May 2013 11: 54 New
      +3
      Without the CIS, Russia will not be able to regain its former geopolitical weight; in the CIS, they will not be able to unite alone hostile states; Russia itself has artificially created these conflicts and will suffer
      1. seller trucks
        seller trucks 29 May 2013 12: 09 New
        +1
        Quote: General
        Without the CIS, Russia will not be able to regain its former geopolitical weight


        why, IMHO, within the framework of the CU, it can turn out even better, a kind of Eurasian elite club, you know, if common sense prevails in Ukraine and it will be a fait accompli, in a few years, the queue will line up in the CU, applicants will go through a tough competitive selection
      2. romb
        romb 29 May 2013 12: 25 New
        +4
        I agree with you. The Russian leadership in the early 90s, itself provoked the lion's share of these conflict situations, bringing many sensible things to complete absurdity. Now, they are sitting, racking their brains: how to fix it, and what to do next. Although, to be honest, the current Russian leadership is also not distinguished by any political insight and understanding of the true processes that will occur or are already taking place in the republics of the former USSR.
    15. Yeraz
      Yeraz 29 May 2013 11: 55 New
      +4
      Another blah blah. Russia first needs to sort out inside itself, and then think about an alliance. Moreover, for this it is necessary to gain more strength, it will be profitable to be with Russia, they will not force the EU, they themselves ask, even Serbia, which because They lost land and she asks.
      Russia needs to become stronger economically and spiritually.
      To resolve conflicts in the CIS space. But supporting one of the parties to the conflict, it only exacerbates everything.
      It is necessary to take not all former republics into this union, but full-fledged ones, and so now some of them are unofficial subsidized republics, and so it will become more official and more and more swelling.
    16. Lgpack
      Lgpack 29 May 2013 14: 20 New
      +1
      In case of serious danger, everyone will come back to the union.
    17. Abakanets
      Abakanets 29 May 2013 14: 33 New
      +1
      First of all, Russia needs to integrate with the Slav brothers. And what the CIS can only say that this is a stillborn project, and only finished scoops believe in its viability. 80% of the Territory, from which ceiling did they get this figure? Integrating with Armenians and Azeris is a fierce sadomaso, for we will get a smoldering conflict at home. Everyone is clear about Central Asia.
      In my opinion, it is necessary to build the Slavic Union.
      1. Yeraz
        Yeraz 29 May 2013 17: 40 New
        0
        Quote: Abakanets
        First of all, Russia needs to integrate with the Slav brothers. And what the CIS can only say that this is a stillborn project, and only finished scoops believe in its viability. 80% of the Territory, from which ceiling did they get this figure? Integrating with Armenians and Azeris is a fierce sadomaso, for we will get a smoldering conflict at home. Everyone is clear about Central Asia.
        In my opinion, it is necessary to build the Slavic Union.

        But 80 percent could have been guessed if Russia and Kazakhstan are stupidly already 80 percent or so.
    18. teodorh
      teodorh 29 May 2013 14: 44 New
      +2
      Since the creation of the customs union in Kazakhstan, there has been an increase in anti-Russian sentiment. Attempts at integration with Russia are perceived as a loss of sovereignty and attempts to revive the Soviet Union. It is a fact. You can minus.
      1. seller trucks
        seller trucks 29 May 2013 15: 17 New
        -1
        Quote: teodorh
        Since the creation of the customs union in Kazakhstan, there has been an increase in anti-Russian sentiment.


        you accidentally do not mean those “businessmen” you mean, who wanted to drive Chinese consumer goods in the TS repackaged in Kazakh packaging
      2. Ivan.
        Ivan. 29 May 2013 15: 56 New
        0
        Quote: teodorh
        Since the creation of the customs union in Kazakhstan, there has been an increase in anti-Russian sentiment. Attempts at integration with Russia are perceived as a loss of sovereignty and attempts to revive the Soviet Union. It is a fact

        Who is perceived? And who or what is behind the growth of "anti-Russian sentiment"? Does the population of Kazakhstan perceive the USSR as a nightmare? It is doubtful.
    19. Vtel
      Vtel 29 May 2013 14: 52 New
      +1
      [quote] The belief system should be based on security of clan interests of power elites, which implies guarantees of the security of all their interests and security from a wide range of threats; [quote]
      Just like ours. Our power elites think only of their clan interests and not of the people's interests, which is something to ask from others. The Lord said: "Hypocrite, first remove the log from your eye, and then you can help your brother remove the bitch from his."
    20. MG42
      MG42 29 May 2013 20: 55 New
      +3
      CIS reanimation: last attempt
      The Commonwealth has not become a single geopolitical entity with a common ethnopolitical and military-strategic space.

      And back to the title again sad as you call a yacht, so it will sail .., the joke was about the CIS last letter Г It turned out to be decisive in fate, this structure was created for a civilized "divorce" of countries in the post-Soviet space and did not justify itself, many current summits are few, as well as integration processes within its framework, the TS looks more promising against this background ..
    21. Spag
      Spag 30 May 2013 23: 02 New
      0
      In my opinion, the problem with all these post-Soviet entities is that they cover only the former USSR and not the whole. Although the CIS had the opportunity for greater expansion. In particular, the applications of Mongolia, Yugoslavia and unrecognized countries. Apparently this can lead to more decay. and it’s not profitable for Russia to develop the project either, because through it, it’s inconvenient for it to influence other countries, which cannot be said about the CSTO TC of the Eurasian Union.