Putin touts Russia's new alliance with 4 ex-Soviet nations

December 23, 2014 5:36 PM

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Putin touts Russia's new alliance with 4 ex-Soviet nations

MOSCOW --- Russia and four other ex-Soviet nations on Tuesday completed the creation of a new economic alliance intended to bolster their integration, but the ambitious grouping immediately showed signs of fracture as the leader of Belarus sharply criticized Moscow.

The Eurasian Economic Union, which includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, comes to existence on Jan. 1. In addition to free trade, it's to coordinate the members' financial systems and regulate their industrial and agricultural policies along with labor markets and transportat...

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