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WEST TO INTERFERE WITH RUSSIA AFTER UKRAINE
MOSCOW, November 29 (RIA Novosti) - The crisis situation in Ukraine will increase the West's interference with the situation inside Russia as well, political experts believe.
After the developments in Ukraine, "Russia's external threats will become stronger," said Vitaly Tretyakov, chief editor of the Independent Editing Group, at a roundtable devoted to the political reform in Russia.
In his words, similar scenarios are likely in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.
Gleb Pavlovsky, president of the Foundation for Effective Policy, agreed with this opinion but noted that Russia had rich experience in dealing with critical and revolutionary situations. "We will not let anything like this happen in Russia. We make relevant efforts," said Pavlovsky.
In his words, only preventive measures can avert a revolutionary situation. These efforts should rely on mass support, the political expert believes.
Andranik Migranyan, first vice-president of the Soglasie society, believes that Ukraine's split is very likely to take place due to the efforts of the opposition. He believes that the Russian leadership will be faced with a difficult choice if Ukraine falls into two states.
Vitaly Tretyakov concurs that if the events in Ukraine develop in accordance with the opposition's scenario, the risk of the country's split is very high. "Ukraine's split is strategically beneficial for Russia, but I am not sure that we will be able to take advantage of it," added Tretyakov.