new independent states (NIS)

What is new independent states (NIS)?

new independent states (NIS) meaning

a term referring to all the countries of the FSU except the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

 

 

reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html