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Commonwealth of Independent States


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  • Variants

    • CEI
    • CIS
    • Communauté des Etats indépendants
    • Commonwealth States
    • Comunità di Stati indipendenti
    • Gemeinschaft Unabhängiger Staaten
    • GUS (Commonwealth of Independent States)
    • Ḥever ha-ʻAmim
    • Ḥever ha-Medinot ha-ʻAtsmaʼiyot
    • Itsenäisten valtioiden yhteisö
    • IVY (Organization)
    • Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union
    • NIS
    • SND
    • SNG
    • Sodruzhestvo nezavisimykh gosudarstv
    • Spivdruz︠h︡nistʹ nezalez︠h︡nykh derz︠h︡av
    • Strany Sodruzhestva
    • Tongnip Kukka Yŏnhap
    • Wspólnota Niepodległych Państw
    • ZND
    • Zajednica nezavisnih država
    • Koinopoliteia Anexartētōn Kratōn
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    • Sources

      • found: Facts on file, Jan. 23, 1992:p. 1067 (Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)); Dec. 31, 1991: p. 969 (the Soviet Union officially disbanded Dec. 25, replaced by a Commonwealth of Independent States made up of 11 of the 12 former Soviet constituent republics; the commonwealth is not in itself a state but an alliance of fully independent states)
      • found: Info. fr. BGN, Jan. 22, 1992(Commonwealth of Indepependent States treated by the Dept. of State as an organization similar to EEC, etc.)
      • found: Novoe russkoe slovo, 23 i︠a︡n. 1992:t.p. (Sodruzhestva nezavisimykh gosudarstv)
      • found: Schrettl, W. Konjunkturanalyse für die Gemeinschaft Unabhängiger Staaten unter den Bedingungen von Depression und Shocktherapie, 1991.
      • found: Clement, H. Die Energiewirtschaft der GUS, 1992:t.p. (GUS) p. 1 (GUS=former Soviet Union)
      • found: Prodolzhitelʹnostʹ prozhivanii︠a︡ naselenii︠a︡ SSSR v meste protoi︠a︡nnogo zhitelʹstva, 1993:CIP t.p. (Statisticheskiĭ komitet Sodruzhestva nezavisimykh gosudarstv) pref. (Statisticheskiĭ komitet SNG; CIS Committee on Statistics)
      • found: La Fin de l'URSS, 1992:p. 4 of cover (Communauté des Etats indépendants (CEI))
      • found: Social development of the Commonwealth States, 1993:CIP t.p. (Commonwealth States; Commonwealth of Independent States)
      • found: Seize the day!1993:p. 1, etc (Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union; NIS)
      • found: Iniziative comunitarie nell'Europa centro-orientale e nella CSI, c1993:p. 9 (Comunità di Stati indipendenti)
      • found: Hebeṭim shel zehut ṿe-śafah bi-ḳeliṭat ʻole Ḥever ha-Medinot ha-ʻAtsmaʼiyot, 1994.
      • found: Aktualʹnai︠a︡ politicheskai︠a︡ situat︠s︡ii︠a︡ v Respublike Moldavii︠a︡, 1998:t.p. (Strany Sodruzhestva)
      • found: Histaglut ʻolim me-Ḥever ha-ʻAmim la-ḳibuts ṿela-arets, 1995.
      • found: Rosii︠a︡, i︠a︡ku my--, between 1995 and 1997:t.p. (Spivdruz︠h︡nosti nezalez︠h︡nykh derz︠h︡av) p. 9, etc. (SND)
      • found: Zajednica nezavisnih država (ZND), 1998.
      • found: Itsenäisten valtioiden yhteisön (IVY) sotilaallinen integraatio, 1998.
      • found: Ho Hellēnismos stis paraeuxeinies chōres, c2002:t.p. (Koinopoliteia Anexartētōn Kratōn)
      • found: Tongnip Kukka Yŏnhap (CIS) Koryŏin sahoe yŏnʼgu, 2003:t.p. (Tongnip Kukka Yŏnhap [in Kor.]; CIS)
      • found: Federacja Rosyjska--Wspólnota Niepodległych Państw, 2011.
      • notfound: BGN, 04-29-92 (Soviet Union has ceased to exist; nothing has replaced it; 15 former Soviet republics are now independent)
    • Editorial Notes

      • [To be treated as an organization, NOT A JURISDICTION, with its subordinate bodies established in English--per LC CPSO]
      • [Do not confuse the Commonwealth of Independent States with the heading Former Soviet republics, WHICH IS TO BE TREATED AS A SUBJECT HEADING ONLY (sh92-2682)]
    • Change Notes

      • 1992-02-25: new
      • 2016-09-02: revised
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