Overcoming Cultural Barriers?
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This chapter demonstrates that both Europeanness and Eurasianness as complexes of measures to promote regional identity have more political than cultural meanings. The EAEU possesses a greater level of cultural unity than the EU because of its nations’ historic co-habitation in the USSR and their continued use of Russian. However, alone, without a viable politico-economic agenda relative cultural unity is unable to sustain political and economic integration. Moreover, cultural uniformity of the EAEU area has been in stable decline after 1991.