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Armenia marks Independence Day

Armenia marks Independence Day

 

Today the Republic of Armenia marks the 24th anniversary of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Supreme Council of Armenia on August 23, 1990. Under the declaration, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic was renamed the Republic of Armenia.

A referendum on secession from the USSR and the establishment of independent statehood was held on September 21, 1991. 94.9% of the Armenian citizens voted for independence.

Two days later, on September 23, 1991, Armenia’s parliament officially proclaimed the republic “ankakh petutyun”—an independent state.

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