During the late 1990s and early 2000s, regional organizations in the territory of the former Soviet Union were actively formed and developed, including at the initiative of the Russian Federation. Such an initiative was conditioned, first of all, by the desire of Russia to provide organizational formations that would preserve certain continuity after the collapse of the USSR and would maximally form a system of allies along the borders. This issue became especially urgent in 2014, when the political crisis in Ukraine aggravated the economic and military situation, which in turn led to threats near the Ukrainian border with the Russian Federation. Accordingly, the most important issue for Russia is the Eurasian Economic Union - the most significant integration project of the Russian leadership in the post-Soviet space, which is a definite analogue of the European Union. © 2018 International Strategic Management Association.All right reserved.