The economic integration project for Eurasia, which was laid out by Vladimir Putin in 2011 and is now one of the Kremlin’s main priorities, is going through a crucial phase of its development. By 2015, the Eurasian Economic Union is set to become a reality on the basis of the Customs Union and the common economic space of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. 

Read this RD Brief to learn what challenges the Eurasian integration project is facing and what effect the Ukrainian crisis might have on it.  

The authors are Andrei Kazantsev of MGIMO-University and Andrei Slepnev of the Eurasian Economic Commission, who each present their unique perspectives on this integration project.

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