Russia: Nostalgic of the Empire?

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The year after the downfall of the Soviet Union, President Boris Eltsine declared: “the imperial Russia is over”. A long era that started with Ivan the Terrible… 10 years later, his successor, Vladimir Poutine answered him by stating: “The downfall of the Soviet Union was the biggest catastrophe of the 20th century.”Behind official positions, what are the real relationships between Moscow and its former satellites?