Declaration of Independence of Armenia (1918)
|Armenian Declaration of Independence|
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The Armenian Declaration of Independence (Armenian: Հայաստանի Անկախության Հռչակագիր) is the declaration of independence of the Armenian provinces from the Russian Empire. Armenia was proclaimed independent in Tiflis on 28 May 1918.
In view of the complete political collapse of the Trans-Caucasus and the new situation created by the proclamation of the independence of Georgia and Azerbaijan, the Armenian National Council declares itself the supreme and sole administration of the Armenian provinces. Due to certain grave circumstances that prevent us from forming an Armenian National Government, the Armenian National Council temporarily assumes all governmental functions in order to pilot the political and administrative leadership of the Armenian provinces.
Armenian National Council May 30, 1918
- Azadian, Edmond Y. (1999). History on the Move: Views, Interviews and Essays on Armenian Issues. [s.n.] p. 108. ISBN 9780814329160.
- Adalian, Rouben Paul (2010). Historical dictionary of Armenia (2nd ed.). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. p. 418. ISBN 9780810874503.
- ARF Archives Institute: Declaration of Independence (May 30, 1918) Archived December 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.