Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
The Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian SFSR (Russian: Декларация о государственном суверенитете РСФСР, tr. Deklaratsiya o gosudarstvennom suverenitete RSFSR) was a political act of the Russian SFSR (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 12 June 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:
- Priority of the constitution and laws of the Russian SFSR over legislation of the Soviet Union (sovereignty).
- Equal legal opportunities for all citizens, political parties and public organizations (equality before the law).
- The principle of separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers;
- The need to significantly expand the rights of the autonomous republics, regions, districts, territories of Russia (federalism).
|Declaration of State Sovereignty |
of the Russian SFSR
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||Moscow Kremlin, Russia[a]|
|Signatories||Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR|
|Purpose||Declaration of sovereignty|
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The declaration was signed by then Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR, Boris Yeltsin.
- Place where document was signed, not location of copies
- Постановление Верховного Совета Российской Федерации от 11 июня 1992 г. N 2981-I «О праздничном дне 12 июня» (in Russian). Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2009.
- Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (English) Seventeen Moments in Soviet History Archive, Michigan State University.