About Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Commonwealth of Independent States is a regional organization which was created in December 1991 by the former Soviet Republics. In the adopted Declaration the participants of the Commonwealth declared their interaction on the basis of sovereign equality.
At present the CIS member states are: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
In 2008, Georgia left the organization.
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For conversion of the national currencies into the euro, we have use the official exchange rate valid in the last day of the period considered.