Glossary:Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

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The Commonwealth of Independent States, abbreviated as CIS, was established at the end of 1991, in the wake of the end of the USSR. It is an association of states, which possesses coordinating powers in trade, finance, lawmaking, and security.

The CIS is composed of eleven states:

Armenia (AM) Kazakhstan (KZ) Turkmenistan (TM)
Azerbaijan (AZ) Moldova (MD) Ukraine (UA)
Belarus (BY) the Russian Federation (RU) Uzbekistan (UZ)
the Kyrgyz Republic (KG) Tajikistan (TJ)    

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