Declaration on the State Sovereignty of the Tatar Soviet Socialist Republic
The Supreme Soviet of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Social Republic,
-realising the historical responsibility for the fortunes of multinational peoples;
-expressing respect to sovereign rights of all the peoples, inhabiting the Russian Federation and USSR;
-realising the incapability of the status of the Autonomous Republic, and the interests of the future political, economic, social and spiritual development of the multinational peoples;
-ensuring the inherent rights of Tatars, of the whole population of the Republic to self-determination;
-aiming at the creation of legal democratic state,
1.Proclaims Tatar state sovereignty and reforms the Autonomous Republic into the Tatar Soviet Socialist Republic - The Republic of Tatarstan.
2.The land, its natural resources and other resources on the territory of the Tatar SSR are the exclusive property of Tatar people.
3.Irrespective of nationality, social origin, belief, political convictions and other differences, Tatar SSR guarantees all the citizens of the Republic equal rights and freedoms. Russian and Tatar are the state languages and are equal in the Tatar SSR, the maintenance and development of the languages of other nationalities are ensured.
4.In the future the official state name in the Constitution and in other legal acts and in state activity is "Tatar Soviet Social Republic" ("Tatar SSR" or "The Republic of Tatarstan").
The Republic's Supreme body of power shall be named "The Supreme Soviet of the Tatar SSR" and its enacting acts shall be named the acts of the Supreme Soviet of the Tatar SSR.
5.The present declaration is the basis for the creation of the Tatar SSR Constitution, for the development of the Tatar legislation, for the collaboration of the Tatar SSR in the creation and signing the Union Treaty, for agreements with the Russian Federation and other republics, for the presentation of the most important questions of the formation of the Tatar SSR and its relations with USSR, the Russian Federation and other republics for the consideration of its people.
The Constitution and the acts of the Tatar SSR shall be supreme on the territory of the Tatar SSR.
6.Before the adoption of the new Constitution of the Tatar SSR, other acts and normative documents of the Tatar SSR on the territory of the Tatar SSR, the acts of the Tatar SSR, the Russian Federation and the USSR, unless they contradict the Declaration on the state sovereignty of the Tatar SSR, remain valid.
The present Declaration is valid since the date of its adoption.
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Tatar Soviet Social Republic
Kazan, August 30,1990