Commonwealth of Independent States

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was established on 8 December 1991 and effective since 21 December 1991. CIS is to coordinate intercommonwealth relations and to provide a mechanism for the orderly dissolution of the USSR.

The Commonwealth of Independent States members are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan (unofficially), Ukraine (unofficially).

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