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Commonweel o Independent States
Содружество Независимых Государств
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Admeenistrative centre Minsk
Lairgest ceety Moscow
Offeecial leid Roushie
Teep Regional organisation
Membership
Leaders
Roushie Sergei Lebedev
 Roushie
Establishment
8 December 1991
15 Mey 1992
• Free trade agreement signed
18 October 2011[1]
• Free Trade Aurie established
20 September 2012
Aurie
• Tot
22,100,843 km2 (8,533,183 sq mi)
Population
• 2017 estimate
282,214,245
• Density
12.77/km2 (33.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
US$5.429 trillion
• Per capita
US$19,238
GDP (nominal) 2013 estimate
• Total
US$2.808 trillion
• Per capita
US$10,113
Siller
Time zone (UTC+2 tae +12)

The Commonweel o Independent States (CIS; Roushie: Содружество Независимых Государств, СНГ), an aa cried the Roushie Commonweel (tae distinguish it frae the Breetish Commonweel o Naitions[1]), is a regional organisation formed during the dissolution o the Soviet Union. Nine oot o the 15 umwhile Soviet Republics are member states, an twa are associate members (Ukraine an Turkmenistan). Georgie widrew its membership in 2008, while the Baltic states (Estonie, Lithuanie an Latvie) chuise nae tae pairteecipate.

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  1. CIS leaders sign free trade deal, 18 October 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2015.