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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.
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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
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Armenia entered the TOP-3 of the poorest CIS countries, Armenian media reported on March 13.
Joint anti-terrorist trainings will be held in August-September 2018 in six CIS countries, said Chief of CIS Anti-Terrorism Center Andrey Novikov at a meeting of heads of national anti-terrorist centers.
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The foreign trade turnover with CIS countries rose by 0.
The agenda included a wide range of issues of multilateral cooperation of the CIS countries in the economic, innovation, technical and cultural-humanitarian spheres.
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.
The Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS countries resolves such issues as the adoption of joint development programs for industry, agriculture and other sectors of the economy and their financing; cooperation in tariffs, credit-fiscal and tax policy; aspects of interaction in the transport, communications, energy systems and others.
A Gallup Poll of Georgia conducted in May found a majority of Georgians support some form of cooperation among CIS countries -- 42% thought all countries should cooperate, while 22% thought only some should cooperate, and 15% did not see a need for cooperation.
The contracts are estimated to cover 50% of the operator's power solution requirements in Russia and 5 other CIS countries over a 2 years period, the company said.
While subregional cooperation among CIS states on arms transfer controls is not well developed, all CIS countries have been involved in concerted efforts to develop common understandings of how to deal with international arms transfers, especially those related to SALW.
According to a report carried by the AssA-Irada News Wire (Baku) Azerbaijan had the strongest GDP growth of any of the 11 CIS countries.
Tikkurila aims at strengthening the group's market position in the CIS countries," said Ilpo Jousimaa, vice president, region deco central and western Europe.