Rebirth of USSR is mythical: Nazarbayev29 april 2014, 15:35
Kazakhstan’s president Nazarbayev has given a speech at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in which he stated that rebirth of the Soviet Union was impossible, a Tengrinews correspondent reports from Moscow.
“Nowadays, speaking about the Eurasian Economic Union, some experts and politicians scare the global community and our citizens with myths about reincarnation of the Soviet Union. I consider such reasoning to be far from the reality and baseless,” Nazarbayev asserted in the speech.
The president gave three reasons to support his argument. First of all, for such a reincarnation to happen there is no institutional basis, he said. All of this “irrevocably went down in history”. Secondly, the nations of the former Soviet Union have built their own states based on their own specifics and traditions, he said. Thirdly, the current property system, social arrangement and economic structure of the society have progressed very far from the “Soviet archaism”, he concluded pointing out the contrast between the historical legacy and the present-day reality.
The president also stated that out of all the regional integration projects in the world, the new Eurasian Economic Union was the most criticized one.
Nazarbayev believes that the criticism "is an attempt to disguise concerns" because the Union "has a potential of becoming a serious competitor for other global economic gravity centers", and the real reason of the negative assessments of the Eurasian Economic Union is "rivalry of an international scale," Nazarbayev said.
Reporting by Altynai Zhumzhumina, writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina