Monday, 19 Mar, 2007 Politics
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Russia questions further existence of the CIS post-soviet organization

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Igor Ivanov, the Russian secretary of the Security Council, has literally doomed the Commonwealth of Independent States to a fall.

He said that the term 'post-soviet country' should not be used anymore, and he also implied to a soon decay of the CIS.

He said that there were times when this organization has played a great role, however the current conditions have made this role much smaller. He mentioned the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) in this context and said that it complies with all the conditions of the present political and economical environments.

The EurAsEC consists of six member states - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan - and three observers - Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia.

On behalf of all the members of the Security Council (Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, is one of them) Mr. Ivanov touched upon the fact that the USA and NATO interfere with the affairs of Russia's neighboring states.

Mr. Ivanov has also emphasized that Russia should use all political and economical instruments to defend its positions

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