Commonwealth of Independent States
geographical name association of the former constituent republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics except for Lithuania, Latvia, & Estonia; formed 1991

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  • Commonwealth of Independent States — a loose confederation of countries that were part of the U.S.S.R.: it includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan: abbrev. CIS …   English World dictionary

  • Commonwealth of Independent States —   [ kɔmənwelθ əv ɪndɪ pendənt steɪts, englisch], Abkürzung CIS, Gemeinschaft Unabhängiger Staaten …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Commonwealth of Independent States — CIS redirects here. For other uses, see CIS (disambiguation). Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Содружество Независимых Государств (СНГ) Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv (SNG) …   Wikipedia

  • Commonwealth of Independent States — an alliance of former Soviet republics formed in December 1991, including: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Abbr.: C …   Universalium

  • Commonwealth of Independent States — (CIS)    Intergovernmental organization. In the wake of the August Coup of 1991, the leaders of the union republics, excluding the Baltic States and Georgia, strove to preserve some aspects of the union that had bound their countries together… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Commonwealth of Independent States — noun an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991 • Syn: ↑CIS • Hypernyms: ↑world organization, ↑world organisation, ↑international organization, ↑international… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Commonwealth of Independent States — noun an association of several independent republics in eastern Europe and western, central and northern Asia, formed in 1991 by the constituent republics of the former Soviet Union; current membership is Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan …   Australian English dictionary

  • Commonwealth of Independent States — Com′monwealth of In′dependent States′ n. geg an alliance of former Soviet republics formed in December 1991, including: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine …   From formal English to slang

  • Commonwealth of Independent States —    (CIS)    A loose confederation of states formerly in the Soviet Union.    See also Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russia; Ukraine …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

  • Commonwealth of Independent States — Communauté des États indépendants Pour les articles homonymes, voir CEI. Communauté des États indépendants …   Wikipédia en Français

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