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FPC Briefing: Putin's Eurasian Union- from pre-electoral sideshow to quest for empire?

By Dr Kevork Oskanian.

In this FPC Briefing Dr Kevork Oskanian examines President Putin's proposed Eurasian Union, looking both at Russia's objectives and how the project is viewed in the countries across the former Soviet Union. It looks at how such a proposal competes with the EU's Eastern Partnership and creates potential problems for WTO membership.

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