Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

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Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian SFSR
Russian: Декларация о государственном суверенитете РСФСР
Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian SFSR (12 June 1990).jpg
First Congress of People's Deputies of Russia passes Declaration of state sovereignty of the Russian SFSR. 12 June 1990.
Created 11 June 1990
Ratified 12 June 1990
Location  Russia, Moscow Kremlin
Place, where document signed, not location of copies
Signatories Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR
Purpose Declaration of sovereignty

The Declaration on State Sovereignty of the RSFSR (Russian: Декларация о государственном суверенитете РСФСР, Deklaratsiya o gosudarstvennom suverenitete RSFSR) was a political act of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, then part of the Soviet Union, which marked the beginning of constitutional reform in Russia. The Declaration was adopted by the First Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian SFSR on June 12, 1990. It proclaimed the sovereignty of the Russian SFSR and the intention to establish a democratic constitutional state within a liberalized Soviet Union. The declaration also states the following:

The declaration was signed by then-Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, Boris Yeltsin.

The day of the declaration, June 12, has been celebrated as a national holiday in the Russian Federation since 1992.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Постановление Верховного Совета Российской Федерации от 11 июня 1992 г. N 2981-I «О праздничном дне 12 июня» (in Russian)

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