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Events in European History
12 June 1990

Russia signals end of Soviet Union

Russian Federation Russian Federation

The dissolution of the Soviet Union was already underway when Russia passed the Declaration of State Sovereignty declaring the intention to establish a democratic constitutional state. Russia, Belarus and Ukraine signed the Belavezha Accords dissolving the Soviet Union on 8 December 1991, and on Christmas Day 1991, the Soviet hammer and sickle flag was lowered for the last time over the Kremlin, to be replaced by the Russian tricolour.