CIS

On January 21 in Moscow the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov with the ambassadors of the CSTO member states and the CIS countries
The CSTO Secretary General spoke at the eighth meeting of the Secretaries of the Security Councils of the CIS member states
The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in celebrations in Minsk on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus
On May 26, the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers in a video conference discussed prospects for the development of international and regional security
The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas met with the Head of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center Andrei Novikov
CSTO, CIS and SCO top executive officers held a meeting on April 23. They discussed cooperation in the field of international and regional security.
Acting Secretary General of the CSTO Valery Semerikov will take part in the Inter-Parliamentary Conference on Countering International Terrorism, which will be held in St. Petersburg
09.06.2018
CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov in Qingdao took part in a meeting of top executive officials of the CIS, CSTO and SCO
30.09.2016
Deputy Secretary General of the CSTO A.Zhankuliyev took part in the international scientific-practical conference "25 Years of the Commonwealth of Independent States: Results, Prospects"
12.09.2016
On September 11, Minsk hosted a meeting of top administrative officials of three international organizations: CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha, CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev, and SCO Secretary General Rashid Alimov
09.09.2016
September 11 in Minsk will be a meeting of the highest administrative officials of the CSTO, CIS and SCO
27.04.2015
On the working meeting of deputy top executive officers of the CSTO, CIS and SCO on April 24, 2015

The CIS is a form of cooperation of equal independent states, a regional intergovernmental organization recognized by the international community. Its distinctive features are the organization of interaction in virtually all areas of interstate communication, the flexibility of mechanisms and formats for collective cooperation. The flexible mechanism for organizing interstate and intergovernmental relations allows to take into account the different degrees of readiness of countries for integration and provides the opportunity for each of them to participate in integration processes to the extent and in those areas that meet their national interests. 

Cooperation within the Commonwealth is carried out through its statutory bodies: the Council of Heads of State, the Council of Heads of Government, the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Economic Council, the Council of Defense Ministers, the Council of Commanders of the Border Troops, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, the Economic Court.

 In accordance with the CIS Charter, the objectives of the Commonwealth are:

  • cooperation in political, economic, environmental, humanitarian, cultural and other fields;

  • comprehensive and balanced economic and social development of member states within the framework of a common economic space, interstate cooperation and integration;

  • ensuring human rights and fundamental freedoms in accordance with generally recognized principles and norms of international law and OSCE documents;

  • cooperation between Member States in ensuring international peace and security, the implementation of effective measures to reduce armaments and military expenditures, the elimination of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, and the achievement of general and complete disarmament;

  • assistance to citizens of member states in free communication, contacts and movement in the Commonwealth;

  • mutual legal assistance and cooperation in other areas of legal relations;

peaceful settlement of disputes and conflicts between the states of the Commonwealth.