FROM THE UNION OF BELARUS AND RUSSIA: PROSPECTS FOR A UNION STATE IN THE POSTSOVIET SPACE
Bulakh Yevgeniy Vasilevich, Bulygin Mikhail Alekseyevich
Abstract. The article is devoted to modern problems of the functioning of the state as part of the union. The material reveals the circumstances of possible alliances. A comparative analysis of the European Union and the Union of Belarus-Russia allows us to draw conclusions about the qualitative state of the process, about its possible prospects in the post-Soviet space. The tasks already solved to create common political institutions, further plans for integration, all this allows us to confirm the assumptions, but internal and external factors make adjustments to the unification process. The infrastructural unity of the economic systems of the two countries, a single system of collective security, and most importantly, the public expectations of the citizens of Belarus and Russia make the project of the Union State realistic.
Keywords: union state, sovereignty, economic system, political institution