Commonwealth of Independent States
Содружество Независимых Государств
Timeline: Giovinezza
Flag of the CIS Emblem of CIS
Flag State Emblem
(and largest city)
Language Russian (lingua franca)
Government Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic
President Alexander Lebed
Prime Minister
Population 385,860,975 (2014 census) 
Currency Ruble (RUB)
Internet TLD .cis
The Commonwealth of Independent States (Russian:Содружество Независимых Государств, tr. Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv), known colloquially as the Russian Commonwealth or simply the Commonwealth, and abbreviated to CIS (СНГ, SNG), is a large federation situated in northern Eurasia. A federation comprised of several Republics, the CIS is the largest nation in area and a recognized global superpower.

The Commonwealth was established in 1989 as a successor state to the Soviet Union, the single-party Communist state formed in 1922 after the Russian Civil War, which made it the first constitutionally socialist state in history and a recognized world superpower. Throughout the 20th century, the Soviet Union was at the forefront of the Cold War against the United States and Italy, which spawned some of the most significant technological achievements of the century such as the first man-made satellite and the first man in space.

Prior to the 1980's, the Soviet Union was a single-party Marxist-Leninist state. Upon gaining power, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev initiated economic and political reforms that culminated into the reformation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics into the democratic Commonwealth of Independent States in 1989, thus ending the decades-long Cold War. The reformation of the state led to the "Roaring Nineties" as the CIS enjoyed an economic boom, domestic revival and the thrusting back into global dominance after their involvement in the War on Terror.

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