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Организация Договора о коллективной безопасности
Collective Security Treaty Organization
██ Current members ██ Former members
Headquarters Moscow
Membership 7 member states
Official language Russian
Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha
Formation
As CST
- Signed
- Effective
As CSTO
- Signed
- Effective

- 15 May 1992
- 20 April 1994

- 7 October 2002
- 18 September 2003

In the framework of Commonwealth of Independent States the CIS Collective Security Treaty (CST) was signed on May 15, 1992, by Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, in the city of Tashkent. Azerbaijan likewise signed the treaty on September 24, 1993, Georgia on December 9, 1993 and Belarus on December 31, 1993. The treaty came into effect on April 20, 1994. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1356x928, 61 KB) Summary based on [Image:CSTO_GUUAM_in_CIS_Map. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Headquarters Minsk, Belarus Member states 11 member states 1 associate member Working language Russian Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo Formation December 21, 1991 Official website http://cis. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Tashkent Tashkent (Toshkent or Тошкент in Uzbek, Ташкент in Russian; its name translates from Uzbek to Stone City in English) is the current capital of Uzbekistan and also of Tashkent Province. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ...


The treaty reaffirmed the desire of all participating states to abstain from the use or threat of force. Signatories wouldn't be able to join other military alliances or other groups of states, while an aggression against one signatory would be perceived as an aggression against all.


The CST was set to last for a 5-year period unless extended. On April 2, 1999, the Presidents of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan, signed a protocol renewing the treaty for another five year period -- however Azerbaijan, Georgia and Uzbekistan refused to sign and withdrew from the treaty instead (at the same time Uzbekistan joined the GUAM group, established in 1997 by Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine and largely seen as intending to counter Russian dominance in the region). April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


On October 7, 2002, the six members of the CST signed a charter in Chişinău, expanding it and renaming to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Nikolai Bordyuzha was appointed secretary general of the new organization. October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... County ChiÅŸinău Status Municipality Mayor Vasile URSU, since 2005 Area 635 km² Population (2004) 712218 Density 1114 inh/km² Geographical coordinates Founded in 1436 Dialing code +373 22 Web site http://www. ...


Armenia's main motivation for working inside CSTO is to acquire some protection against Azerbaijan in the case of increased violence over Nagorno-Karabakh. Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijani: Dağlıq Qarabağ or Yuxarı Qarabağ, literally mountainous black garden or upper black garden; Russian: Нагорный Карабах, translit. ...


During 2005 the CSTO partners have concluded some common military drills.


In 2005 Uzbekistan withdrew from GUAM and currently it is seeking again closer ties with Russia. On 23 June 2006, Vladimir Putin announced that Uzbekistan became a full-member of the CSTO.


CSTO is observer organisation to the United Nations General Assembly. In addition to the current 191 member states, the United Nations welcomes several other international agencies, entities, and one non-member state (for several years prior to their admission after a referendum in 2002, Switzerland was also an observer state). ...


Member states

See also


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Collective Security Treaty Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (266 words)
Armenia's main motivation for working inside CSTO is to acquire some protection against Azerbaijan in the case of increased violence over Nagorno-Karabakh.
On 23 June 2006, Vladimir Putin announced that Uzbekistan became a full-member of the CSTO.
CSTO is observer organisation to the United Nations General Assembly.
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