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Valeria Kostyugova

About Valeria Kostyugova

Valeria Kostyugova is a political analyst and strategist. She is the head of the Agency of Policy Expertise at the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Studies (BISS) and has served as the head of the Agency of Social and Political Expertise (Vilnius, Lithuania), since 2013. She is Editor of Nashe Mnenie, the website of Belarus’s expert community, editor of the analytical digest Belarusian Yearbook and the author of the study Russian-Belarusian Relations: Terms, Status, Prospects and a number of other publications.

The Eurasian Economic Union Fails to Bring Belarus Closer to Big Brother

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and members of the Belarusian Government have repeatedly and harshly criticised Moscow’s trade policy with its allies, during recent integration summits:  the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) Summit in Astana, the Forum of Regions in Minsk and in bilateral meetings with the Russian leadership. Continue reading The Eurasian Economic Union Fails to Bring Belarus Closer to Big Brother