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The Commonwealth of Independent States is a loose association of the states which were part of the erstwhile Soviet Union. The official flag of the organization was adopted on January 19, 1996. The flag has a dark blue field with a yellow sun. The sun is held up by eight bending poles that represent the eight CIS member states which signed the New Union treaty on December 21, 1991 -Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

The white arcade like design in the CIS flag represents the desire for collective effort, unity, and cooperation.

Official Name: Commonwealth of Independent States

Flag Ratio: 1:2

Adopted on: January 19, 1996

Administrative Center: Minsk

Largest City: Moscow

Area: 8,533,183 square miles

Population: 276,917,629

Official Language: Russian

Last Updated On : August 25th, 2017