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Igor Temnyshev (Saint Petersburg State University, School of International Relations, Russia)

Problems of the Post-Soviet Space: Integration Issues

In recent years within the region of post-Soviet space, which has urgent strategic importance for Russia, we observe background for rapid development of cooperation between states. Restorative integration processes can play an important role in giving further impetus to the development of post-Soviet countries. In this connection it is necessary to study the nature and coordinated mechanism of the integration process in the region, identifying its specific features. That's why we should answer several key questions - whether does integration within the former Soviet Union really exist, which way it goes, and how it was specified in such associations as CIS and EurAsEC, Eurasian Economic Union. The methodological basis of the paper is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the problem from a historical, economic and political points of view. The authors conclude that the deepening of integration processes in the post-Soviet space does not take place within the framework of CIS, which is viewed as inefficient union, but rather in a narrow format with more specialized areas of cooperation (especially economic). In addition, multivectorness is seen as key feature of modern integration processes in the post-Soviet space, and it is manifests itself through establishment of various international organizations, which at the same time exist and operate within a single geopolitical space.