The Russians considered the Eurasian Union is the new Soviet Union to fight the West

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Photo: Alexander Astafyev / RIA Novosti

The purpose of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) is a joint confrontation with the West countries that were part of the USSR. So says every fourth study participant of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).

The survey showed that only 12 percent of respondents have detailed knowledge about the activities of the organization.

In General the existence of the EEU knows 76 percent of the participants in the study, which is 10 percent more than in may 2014, when this Union was created.

On the development of trade and economic relations between the participants as the main goal of the organization, said 51 percent of respondents. A third of respondents (34%) considered the most important joint protection of borders and strengthening the defense.

Don’t see no good use from the organization for himself and his family 40 percent of respondents.

“The Eurasian integration project in recent years, several have gone out of the focus of attention of the Russians, but the attitude remains positive, explained the results of the study VTSIOM Director General Valery Fedorov. — Russia needs allies, they strengthen us and help our economy to grow — this is the General opinion”.

The survey also showed that Russians often expect from the Eurasian Union use of new forms and principles of work (39 percent) than that used in the Soviet Union (28 percent).

Video, photo All from Russia.

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