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I'm beginning to see President for Life here. Remember the macho photos saying he's tough, won't be pushed around, and will probably live to 100?
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he wants to bring ex-Soviet states into a "Eurasian Union" in an article which outlined his first foreign policy initiative as he prepares to return to the Kremlin as the country's next president.
A "supra-national body?" So was the USSR. And I bet it will be open to new members, open arms, preparing for a bear hug.
Russia's relationship with its ex-Soviet neighbors has been troubled by trade and political disputes and even armed conflicts such as the 2008 war with Georgia. Putin said he saw the new union as a supra-national body which would coordinate "economic and currency policy" between its members. It would also be open to new members.
The European Union and the Eurasian Union creating a common space? I wonder who will lead it?
But this was a wrong choice, he wrote. He argued that the Customs Union and in future the Eurasian Union would be the European Union's partner in talks over the creation of a common economic space, guaranteeing its members a stronger voice.
Originally posted by litterbaux
reply to post by charles1952
For example, if you were having family problems at home what would you do.
A.) Solve your problems at home
B.) Pretend the problems at home do not exist and worry about a different household.
Which would you choose?