Russian Parliament Ratifies Eurasian Union Treaty

The Russian State Duma in session


MOSCOW (Xinhua)—Russian lawmakers on Friday ratified a treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which groups Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus and which is set to involve Armenia and more republics of the former Soviet Union.

The treaty, signed on May 29 by the presidents of the three countries, was ratified by the State Duma, or lower house of the Russian parliament, unanimously with only one lawmaker abstaining, the Duma press service said.

Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma Committee for Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Affairs, said the treaty would create not only a common Eurasian economic space, but also a single security space.

“In the near future, the common educational and information space will emerge in the Eurasian space, which will be followed by the Eurasian inter-parliamentary assembly and full-fledged Eurasian parliament,” the Interfax news agency quoted Slutsky as saying.

The treaty will have to go through the Federal Council, or upper house of the Russian parliament.

Armenia is expected to sign an agreement to join the EEU during a CIS summit due in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on Oct. 10. Kyrgyzstan is also heading toward membership in the Moscow-led Customs Union and the EEU by the year-end.

The parliaments of Belarus and Kazakhstan plan to ratify the EEU treaty on Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 respectively. The EEU is expected to officially come into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

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  1. Armenian said:

    I am confident that this “union” will go down in history as a huge failure. Given that it is based on inhumane and regressive principles of isolation in an increasingly globalized world, oppression of freedom of speech, expression and democracy, it is only a matter of time before this “mighty union” breaks apart. Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. It’s only a matter of time before Putin and the KGB worldview’s incredibly weak foundations start crumbling.

    • Dr.Hermon Mihranian said:

      Armenians open your eyes and see that the wrong policy in the EU was and is the cause
      of economic failure in most EU countries. This mus not happen in Armenia.This is why I suggest
      that Armenia will join the Eurasia Union Treaty.

      • Armenian said:

        What economic failure? Look at the Baltic states, specifically, Estonia. It’s over a hundred times smaller in size and population than Russia, but their per capita income is higher than their resource and autocracy rich neighbors. Greece’s economic woes are not the fault of the EU, that is an exclusively Greek problem.

  2. Avetis said:

    The sooner Armenia is incorporated into the Russian-led Eurasian Union, the better. God bless Mother Russia. God bless our Hayrenik. And may God help protect the centuries old Russo-Armenian alliance from all enemies both foreign and domestic.

  3. Areg said:

    The Western powers and Eastern Powers have one enemy Mr. Armenian and that is the Genocidal Turkey. The failure of the world powers is having the Genocidal Turkey and Azerbaijan in this world community and in the United Nation.
    These two blocks of Western world powers and Eastern world powers must stop being on each other’s necks.The Pan Turkism must stop at any cost to have a world peace and a safe world. The rest will fall in the right picture once this Author of Genocide Turkey is stopped and punished for her crimes against humanity.

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