Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic

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The Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic was a formal document issued by the Supreme Soviet of Belarus to assert their independence from the Soviet Union. Passed on July 27, 1990, the Declaration started the process to Belarus' eventual independence in August 1991. Until 1996, July 27th was celebrated as Independence Day in Belarus.[1][2][3][4]

It effectively renames Byelorussian SSR to the Republic of Belarus and establishes basis for all state symbols such as the National flag and coat of arms, the national anthem, and the national colors. It also defines the national currency, military, and language.

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