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Russia May Be Poised To Regain Influence In Region

Oct 2, 2012
Originally published on October 2, 2012 11:35 am

Elections in Georgia, Ukraine and Lithuania are being closely watched in the West as a test of whether former Soviet states will shift closer to Russia. Russian president Vladimir Putin, for his part, has made political, economic and security reintegration of former Soviet republics a priority.