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The Belavezha Accords (Russian: Беловежские соглашения) is the agreement signed at the state Dacha near Visculi in Belarussian part of the Białowieża Forest (also known as Belovezhskaya Pushcha) on December 8, 1991, by the Presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Kravchuk and Stanislav Shushkevich), which declared the Soviet Union effectively dissolved and established the Commonwealth of Independent States in its place. Look up Agreement in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An agreement may be an agreement in beliefs, rules, practices (policies), or conduct. ... Dacha of Boris Pasternak in Peredelkino. ... Motto: The State for the People Anthem(s): Belarusian: Мы, беларусы (Transliteration: My, Belarusy) (Translation: We Belarusians) Capital Minsk Largest city Minsk Official language(s) Belarusian, Russian Government Republic  - President Alexander Lukashenko  - Prime Minister Sergey Sidorsky Independence From the Soviet Union   - Declared July 27, 1990   - Established August 25, 1991   - Completed December 25... BiaÅ‚owieża Primaeval Forest, known as Belaveskaya Pushcha (Белавеская пушча) or Belovezhskaya Pushcha in Belarus and Puszcza BiaÅ‚owieska in Poland, is an ancient virginal forest straddling the border between Belarus and Poland, located 70 km north of Brest. ... Białowieża Primaeval Forest, known as Belavezhskaya Pushcha (Белавеская пушча) in Belarus and Puszcza Białowieska in Poland, is an ancient virginal forest straddling the border between Belarus and Poland, located 70 km... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yeltsin redirects here. ... Leonid Kravchuk in Kiev, August 1992 Leonid Makarovych Kravchuk (Ukrainian: Леонід Макарович Кравчук born 10 January 1934) is a Ukrainian politician. ... Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich (Belarusian: Станісла́ў Станісла́вавіч Шушке́віч; StanisÅ‚aÅ­ StanisÅ‚avavič Å uÅ¡kievič) (b. ... Headquarters Minsk, Belarus Member states 11 member states 1 associate member Working language Russian Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo Formation December 21, 1991 Official website http://cis. ...

While doubts remained over the republican leader's authority to dissolve the Union, according to 1977 Soviet Constitution, Union's republics had the right to secede freely. On December 12, 1991 the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR ratified the accords and at the same time denounced the 1922 Treaty on the Creation of the Soviet Union. On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as the President of the Soviet Union and turned the powers of his office over to Boris Yeltsin, de facto accepting the dissolution of the Soviet Union. At the Seventh (Special) Session of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Ninth Convocation on October 7, 1977, the fourth and last Soviet Constitution, also known as the Brezhnev Constitution, was unanimously adopted. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Supreme Soviet (Russian: , Verhovniy Sovet, literally the Supreme Council) comprised the highest legislative body in the Soviet Union in the interim of the sessions of the Congress of Soviets, and the only one with the power to pass constitutional amendments. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Socialist republics/ Communist state Last Chairman of the Supreme Council Boris Yeltsin Area  - Total  - % water 1st in former Soviet Union 17,075,200 km² 0. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining for the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...   (Russian: , Mihail Sergeevič Gorbačëv, IPA: , commonly anglicized as Mikhail Gorbachev; born March 2, 1931) was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. ... The President of the Soviet Union was the Head of State of the USSR from March 15, 1990 to December 25, 1991. ... Yeltsin redirects here. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... // [edit] The rise of Gorbachev Although reform in the Soviet Union stalled between 1969 and 1982, a generational shift gave new momentum for reform. ...

The name is variously translated as Belavezh Accords, Belovezh Accords, Belovezha Accords, Belavezha Agreement, Belovezhskaya Accord, Belaya Vezha Accord, etc.

For historians, the accord marks the end of the Cold War. For other uses, please see Cold War (disambiguation). ...

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  • Visculi dacha from satelite



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