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After the Cold War and collapse of the bipolar system, the European Union found more opportunity to play a role in regional and international arenas. On the other hand, Russia was searching for a new status due to its widespread developments. Changing the status of international system, emergence of new and powerful actors, expansion of the European Union to the East and bordering with Russia as well as mutual and growing dependence of these two actors in various areas were among the most important factors that enhanced cooperation and interaction between them. In general, the relations between Russia and the European Union have been boosted and these two countries have become closer to each other. However, this trend has had its ups and downs and has affected by political, security and economic factors. The abovementioned components with a dual nature have oscillated and destabilized these relations.