On August 23, 1990, the Supreme Council adopted the Declaration about Armenia’s Independence. The absolute majority of the participants of the referendum that took place on September 21, 1991, voted for independence. On September 23, the Supreme Council declared the Republic of Armenia an independent state. On December 21, 1991, the USSR collapsed as a state on the Soviet territory. The Constitution, the basic law of the country, was adopted by the referendum of July 5, 1995, and a multi-party s [...]