Former USSR is the name given to the region of Europe and Asia comprising former republics of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), which dissolved in 1991. It comprises fifteen independent states, grouped by geographic area:
See alsoCommonwealth of Independent States, a confederation of all of the above states except the Baltic States, Georgia, and with Turkmenistan as only an associate member. The Commonwealth of Independent States was founded as a forum for the states of the Former USSR to cooperate on economics and foreign policy. Baltic can refer to: The Baltic Sea Council of the Baltic Sea States - an intergovernmental organization Baltic sea countries - countries with access to the Baltic Sea The Baltic region (Balticum) Baltic States - the independent countries of Estonia Latvia Lithuania Baltic Republics - term refers to the three Baltic states under the... Eastern Europe is, by convention, a region defined geographically as that part of Europe covering the eastern part of the continent. ... The Entholinguistic patchwork of the modern Caucasus - CIA map The Caucasus, a region bordering Asia Minor, is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus Mountains and surrounding lowlands. ... Central Asia is a region of Asia. ... The Republic of Tajikistan (Тоҷикистон), formerly known as the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, is a country in Central Asia. ... Flag of the CIS The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (in Russian: Ð¡Ð¾Ð´ÑÑÐ¶ÐµÑÑÐ²Ð¾ ÐÐµÐ·Ð°Ð²Ð¸ÑÐ¸Ð¼ÑÑ ÐÐ¾ÑÑÐ´Ð°ÑÑÑÐ² (Ð¡ÐÐ) - Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv) is a confederation, or alliance, consisting of 11 former Soviet Republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. ... A confederation is an association of sovereign states, usually created by treaty but often later adopting a common constitution. ...
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