Union State

supranational entity consisting of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus

The Union State,[a] also known as the Union State of Russia and Belarus,[b] is an organization made up of Russia and Belarus that was formed on 8 December 1999.[1][2] The Union State was originally created to unite both countries. However, both countries still preserve their independence currently.[3]

The Union State is based on a international treaty between Russia and Belarus[4] made on 2 April 1997.[5] Although its only members are Russia and Belarus, other countries are allowed to join.

  1. Russian: Сою́зное госуда́рство, tr. Soyuznoye gosudarstvo, IPA: [sɐˈjuznəjə ɡəsʊˈdarstvə]; Belarusian: Саю́зная дзяржа́ва, romanized: Sajuznaja dziaržava.
  2. Russian: Сою́зное госуда́рство Росси́и и Белару́си, tr. Soyuznoe gosudarstvo Rossii i Belarusi, IPA: [sɐˈjuznəjə ɡəsʊˈdarstvə rɐˈsʲiɪ i bʲɪlɐˈrusʲɪ]; Belarusian: Саю́зная дзяржа́ва Расі́і і Белару́сі, romanized: Sajuznaja dziaržava Rasii i Bielarusi.


  1. "СОЮЗНОЕ ГОСУДАРСТВО". Совет Федерации Федерального Собрания Российской Федерации. Archived from the original on 2021-04-22. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  2. "Проект Конституционного акта Союзного государства".
  3. "A Political Union Between Russia and Belarus is Creeping Closer". 23 September 2020.
  4. "Куракина, Светлана Ивановна - Союзное государство Беларуси и России: конституционно-правовое исследование : автореферат дис. ... кандидата юридических наук : 12.00.02 - Search RSL".
  5. "Устав Союза Беларуси и России от 23 мая 1997 - docs.cntd.ru". docs.cntd.ru. Retrieved 2021-10-14.