Cis - Membership


See also: Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations, GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, and TRACECA

There are 9 member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The Creation Agreement remained the main constituent document of the CIS until January 1993, when the CIS Charter (Russian: Устав, Ustav) was adopted. The charter formalized the concept of membership: a member country is defined as a country that ratifies the CIS Charter (sec. 2, art. 7). Turkmenistan has not ratified the charter and changed its CIS standing to associate member as of 26 August 2005 in order to be consistent with its UN-recognized international neutrality status. Although Ukraine was one of the three founding countries and ratified the Creation Agreement in December 1991, Ukraine did not choose to ratify the CIS Charter as it disagrees with Russia being the only legal successor of the Soviet Union. Thus it does not regard itself as a member of the CIS.

Country Signed Ratified Charter ratified Membership status
Armenia 01991-12-2121 December 1991 01992-02-1818 February 1992 01994-03-1616 March 1994 official member
Azerbaijan 01991-12-2121 December 1991 01993-09-2424 September 1993 01993-12-1414 December 1993 official member
Belarus 01991-12-088 December 1991 01991-12-1010 December 1991 01994-01-1818 January 1994 official member
Kazakhstan 01991-12-2121 December 1991 01991-12-2323 December 1991 01994-04-2020 April 1994 official member
Kyrgyzstan 01991-12-2121 December 1991 01992-03-066 March 1992 01994-04-1212 April 1994 official member
Moldova 01991-12-2121 December 1991 01994-04-088 April 1994 01994-06-2727 June 1994 official member
Russia 01991-12-088 December 1991 01991-12-1212 December 1991 01993-07-2020 July 1993 official member
Tajikistan 01991-12-2121 December 1991 01993-06-2626 June 1993 01993-08-044 August 1993 official member
Uzbekistan 01991-12-2121 December 1991 01992-04-011 April 1992 01994-02-099 February 1994 official member

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