Today is Independence Day of Belarus
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The Declaration on State Sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus was adopted 22 years ago.
The Supreme Council of the Belarusian Soviet Republic adopted the Declaration on State Sovereignty on July 27, 1990. This important document became the first official step towards the independence of Belarus.
The declaration proclaimed the “full state sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus as supremacy and independence of the state power of the republic within the borders of the country, validity of its law, and independence of the republic in foreign relations.”
This day was a beginning of the new history of our country. July 27 was proclaimed the Independence Day of Belarus.
On August 25, 1991, the Declaration of State Sovereignty received the status of a constitutional law, on which grounds the Constitution of 1978 was amended. The new Constitution of the Republic of Belarus was adopted on March 15, 1994.
The official authorities cancelled the holiday after the referendum in 1996 that gave unlimited power to Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The Independence Day is now marked on July 3, the day of liberation of Minsk from the Nazi invaders. The democratic community of the country continues to celebrate the Day of Independence on July 27.
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