Declaration of the Creation of the USSR

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Declaration of the Creation of the USSR
Created May–June 1898
Ratified 30 December 1922
Author(s)  Russian SFSR
Flag of Ukrainian SSR (1919-1929).svg Ukrainian SSR
Flag of Byelorussian SSR (1919-1927).svg Byelorussian SSR
 Transcaucasian SFSR
Purpose To state the reasons necessitating the formation of a union between all existing Soviet republics into one united state

The Declaration on the Creation of the USSR is a historical document which, together with the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR, formed the constitutional basis for the creation of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics as a multinational state.[1]

The declaration stated the reasons necessitating the formation of a union between all existing Soviet republics into one united state. First of all, there was the need to restore the national economy, and to reconstruct it on socialist principles. It ensures the external security of the Soviet republics against international imperialist intrigues in conditions of capitalist encirclement, and thereby defending the gains made by the working people, likewise required that all the Soviet republics should join forces. The declaration stressed that the creation of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics was a voluntary union of peoples with equal rights, whereby each Soviet republic retained the right to freely secede from the Union.

The draft declaration was endorsed on Dec. 29, 1922, by a conference of plenipotentiary delegations from the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR, Byelorussian SSR, and the Transcaucasian SFSR. On Dec. 30, 1922, the declaration together with the Treaty on the Establishment of the USSR was adopted by the First Congress of Soviets of the USSR. It was included as preamble in the Constitution of the USSR of 1924.

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  1. ^ [1] Declaration on the Establishment of the USSR