Russian President Vladimir Putin said that relations between the CSTO member states closer and deeper than the relations of NATO. "It does not matter to us, part of one or another former Soviet republic in the CSTO or not included", - Putin said at a press conference on the results of the BRICS summit, adding that Moscow is important, "that we have all these special countries, historically established relationship. " According to Putin, this relationship is much closer and deeper than just relations between NATO countries. The Head of State underscores that this can not be ignored. Putin also noted that the organization of NATO, too, there are problems between the member countries of the alliance. In particular, Putin pointed to the relations between Turkey and Greece on the issue of Cyprus.