Alternative History
Collective Security Treaty Organization
Flag of CSTO 1983DD
Formation March 2nd, 2010
Type Military Alliance
Legal status Active
Purpose/focus Defense
Headquarters Krasnoyarsk, Siberia
Secretary General Leonel Fernández
Former name Warsaw Pact

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) (Russian: Организация Договора о Коллективной Безопасности) is an organization meant to promote closer ties between the USSR and its allies, helping coordinate a common defense and military conduct. Some older academics, in organizational terms, find this organization to be similar to the former Warsaw Treaty/Pact organisation.


The proposal was announced on the 12th of December 2009 following a press conference in Krasnoyarsk headed by Aman Tuleyev. He stated that this would "...improve relations between the remaining socialist nations" and "...pave the way for a future broader organization covering both military and economic issues". Tuleyev visited his allies in early February 2010, in order to formally present them with his idea. The treaty was formally ratified on March 2nd, 2010, which was followed by celebration and fireworks in Siberia's capital, Krasnoyarsk.

Since then, the organization has grown, as the Confederation of African Marxist Countries became a regional partner in Africa on April 13th, 2010. The organization is also actively helping Nicaragua and Costa Rica with rebels on their respective borders. This is the first joint operation of the CSTO.

CSTO Charter[]

The charter reaffirms the desire of all future participating states to abstain from the use or threat of force. Signatories are not be able to join other military alliances or other groups of states, while aggression against one signatory would be perceived as an aggression against all. To this end, the CSTO will hold yearly military command exercises for the CSTO nations to have an opportunity to improve inter-organization cooperation.

The CSTO employs a "rotating presidency" system in which the country presiding the CSTO alternates every year. The current leader is the Dominican Republic, with Leonel Fernández as the current head of the organization, as the former one died in September, 2011.

Member States[]

States that are full-time members of the organization:

Joint shows of force are rather difficult to excercise, as many member states are quite far apart from each other. Siberian military advisors do however maintain a permanent presence in most of them.

Regional partners[]

These countries and organizations have agreed to cooperate with the CSTO regarding regional problems, while abstaining from any larger military commitment:


Currently, the organization only has one observer, which is Costa Rica, as it tries to find balance between an alliance with the Socialist bloc and the nearby SAC.

Collective rapid reaction force[]

The proposal also outlined the creation of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force (KSOR). The force is intended to be used to repulse military aggression, conduct anti-terrorist operations, fight transnational crime and drug trafficking, and neutralize the effects of natural disasters. The first brigade of the KSOR was created in October of 2010 and since then, two more have been formed. The KSOR has a permanent base in Nueva Gerona, as most member states are in the Caribbean.

These forces have replaced Siberian troops that were deployed in Nicaragua in May, 2011. Their mission is to secure the border with Costa Rica and to stop the drug trafficking in the region originating in the cross-border area.