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Marina A. Baeva – Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maria O. Kazaryan – Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The former republics of the USSR make a choice between European (EU) and Eurasian integration (EAEU), which leads to benefits and risks for all CIS+ countries (taking into account Ukraine, which actually suspended its membership and Georgia, which is currently not a member of organization), especially for Russia. The article provides a brief analysis of cooperation between Russia and some CIS + countries.

The article was prepared in the framework of execution of state order by RANEPA.

Key words: CIS, EAEU, European Union (EU), former republics of the USSR, regional trade agreements (RTA), cooperation.

JEL-codes: F1, F15, F52, L14, L24.