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The Union State , also referred to as the Union State of Russia and Belarus , is a politico-economic union consisting of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.


  • Союзное государство (Russian)
  • Саюзная дзяржава (Belarusian)
Location of Union State
Headquarters Staraya Square, Moscow
Largest city Moscow
55°45′N 37°37′E / 55.750°N 37.617°E / 55.750; 37.617
Official languages
Type Politico-economic union
Member states Belarus and Russia
Leaders
• Chairman of the Supreme State Council
Belarus A. Lukashenko
• Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Russia D. Medvedev
• State Secretary
Russia Pavel Borodin
Legislature Supreme State Council
Area
• Total
17,332,837 km (6,692,246 sq mi)
Population
• 2016 estimate
156 million
• Density
9.0/km (23.3/sq mi)
Currency
Time zone (UTC+2 to +12)
Date format dd.mm.yyyy
Drives on the right
Website
soyuz.by
  1. ^ Including Crimea and the Kuril Islands, both disputed territories of Russia.

The Union State (Russian: Союзное государство; Belarusian: Саюзная дзяржава), also referred to as the Union State of Russia and Belarus (Russian: Союзное государство России и Беларуси; Belarusian: Саюзная дзяржава Расіі і Беларусі), is a politico-economic union consisting of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

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