Russian-Backed Free-Trade Zone May Expand Its Borders

After years of fits and starts, a Russian-backed idea to form a free-trade zone on the territory of much of the former Soviet Union is closer to fruition today than ever before. Adding to the momentum was the decision last week by the Ukrainian government to hold talks on aligning with this group, called the Customs Union, rather than with the European Union. Two other former Soviet states, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, have also committed to joining this group, a sort of Nafta of Eurasia. Learn more about the Customs Union by reading?Russian-Backed Free-Trade Zone May Expand Its Borders. Click here