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ID: 1000094
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Commonwealth of Independent States (association)  Commonwealth of Independent States (association)

Coordinates:
Lat: 60 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 60.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 080 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 80.0000  decimal degrees

Note: A free association of sovereign states formed in 1991. It is comprised of Russia and 11 other republics that were once part of the Soviet Union. The city of Minsk in Belarus is its administrative center. The Commonwealth's goals are to coordinate its members' policies regarding their economies, foreign relations, defense, immigration policies, environmental protection, and law enforcement.

Names:
Commonwealth of Independent States (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)
Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv (C,V,Russian (transliterated),U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Commonwealth of Independent States (association)  ....  Commonwealth of Independent States (association) (P)

Place Types:
association (preferred, C)  ............  established 1991

Related geographic places:
member is ....  Armenia .......... (nation)
................  (World, Asia) [7006651]
member is ....  Azerbaijan .......... (nation)
................  (World, Asia) [7006646]
member is ....  Belarus .......... (nation)
................  (World, Europe) [7006657]
member is ....  Georgia .......... (nation)
................  (World, Asia) [7006653]
member is ....  Kazakhstan .......... (nation)
................  (World, Asia) [7014786]
member is ....  Kyrgyzstan .......... (nation)
................  (World, Asia) [7006655]
member is ....  Moldova .......... (nation)
................  (World, Europe) [7006656]
member is ....  Russia .......... (nation)
................  (World, Asia) [7002435]
member is ....  Tajikistan .......... (nation)
................  (World, Asia) [7014835]
member is ....  Turkmenistan .......... (nation)
................  (World, Asia) [7006659]
member is ....  Ukraine .......... (nation)
................  (World, Europe) [7006660]
member is ....  Uzbekistan .......... (nation)
................  (World, Asia) [7006661]

Sources and Contributors:
Commonwealth of Independent States..........  [VP Preferred]
...........................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 720-721
Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 29 May 2003
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 720-721
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 29 May 2003
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-166; I-168; I-183
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 184; 201
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 29 May 2003

 

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