Commonwealth of Independent States


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Commonwealth of Independent States

Abbr. CIS
An association of former Soviet republics that was established in December 1991 by Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to help ease the dissolution of the Soviet Union and coordinate interrepublican affairs. Most of the former Soviet republics are members.

Commonwealth of Independent States

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a loose organization of former Soviet republics, excluding the Baltic States, formed in 1991. Abbreviation: CIS

Com′monwealth of In′dependent States′


n.
an alliance of former Soviet republics formed in December 1991, including: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Abbr.: C.I.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Belarus, Belorussia, Byelarus, Byelorussia, Republic of Belarus, White Russia - a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
Moldavia, Moldova, Republic of Moldova - a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
Armenia, Hayastan, Republic of Armenia - a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Republic, Azerbajdzhan, Azerbajdzhan Republic - a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
Sakartvelo, Georgia - a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Kazakhstan, Kazakstan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazak, Kazakh - a landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991
Kirgizia, Kirgizstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Kirghizia, Kirghizstan, Kirgiz, Kirghiz - a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Republic of Tajikistan, Tadjik, Tadzhikistan, Tajikistan, Tajik, Tadzhik - a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen - a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
Republic of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan, Uzbek - a landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
Translations
Zajednica Neovisnih Država
FÁKFüggetlen Államok Közössége
Gemenebest van Onafhankelijke StatenGOS
WNPWspólnota Niepodległych Państw
References in periodicals archive ?
The agreement is aimed at the eliminating the technical barriers in mutual trade between the member states of the Customs Union and the states of the Commonwealth of Independent States, non-member states of the Customs Union, at the facilitating the access for products of the CIS countries to the single customs territory of the Customs Union, and at the expansion of trade and economic and investment cooperation.
Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of HFZA and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone), said: "The demand from the institutional investors from CIS countries were huge in 2014 and over 112 companies from Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries registered with HFZA, encouraging us to explore this market.
UNICEF s Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RO CEE/CIS) seeks the services of an expert or an entity (such as a consultancy firm, university or other institution) with relevant expertise and experience in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and/or Education to support UNICEF s work in Early Learning and School Readiness (ELSR) in the CEE/CIS Region.
The Russian Federation in particular, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (C.
These administrators, predicts Szajowski, could turn into warlords heading their own republics, and Russia could devolve into a league of nations as powerless (and as meaningless) as the Commonwealth of Independent States.
One region of the world that presents great opportunity in this regard is Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
That is the question I face as CEO of Kharkov, Ukraine-based Effect, the third largest manufacturer of perfumes and cosmetic products in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The lower house of the Parliament of Kazakhstan has ratified today the agreement between the Customs Union members on elimination of technical barriers in mutual trade with the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Leisure is the largest international autumn trade fair for tourism in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for sealing tourist deals, and according to an independent survey the number one platform to conclude business.
The purpose of the joint venture is for the production and sale of precipitated calcium carbonate in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Baltic States and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has organized an accounting network for the 12 members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to promote accounting reforms and provide information on international accounting and auditing standards.

Full browser ?