As a sort of a successor organization to the Soviet Union, which itself was a successor to the Russian Empire, it would seem that some of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States would fear Russian domination. In real terms, Russia is much more economically and militarily powerful. Nevertheless, as an international organization, the CIS surely has rules and regulations that govern its behavior.
How does the CIS set its agenda and carry out its mission? Are there any checks on institutions within the CIS? Is there any checks on Russian power specifically?