The Collective Security Treaty Organisation:
1. is a pro-Russia military organization founded with an objective to counter NATO
2. gives Russia right to veto the establishment of new foreign military bases in the member states of CSTO
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Answer: [B] Only 2 is correct

The first statement is incorrect. The CSTO grew out of the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States, and first began as the CIS Collective Security Treaty (CST) which was signed on May 15, 1992, by Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, in the city of Tashkent. Azerbaijan signed the treaty on September 24, 1993, Georgia on December 9, 1993 and Belarus on December 31, 1993. The treaty came  into effect on April 20, 1994.The second statement is correct. On December 21, 2011, Russia has won the right to veto the establishment of new foreign military bases in the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO).

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