Belarus: Polity Style: 1991-2016

19 Sep 1991 polity style is changed in accordance with a law passed by the national legislature on 19 Sep 1991 (Vedamasci VS RB, 1991, No. 30, item 490)
19 Sep 1991 - Rèspublika Belarus' (Рэспубліка Беларусь) = (from 27 Nov 1996) Respublika Belarus' (Республика Беларусь) [1]
27 Nov 1996 Russian is recognized as a state language in accordance with Art. 17 of the Constitution of 1996 effective upon the publication (Zvjazda, 27 Nov 1996)

[1] The use of Belarus' (Беларусь) as alternative polity style is endorsed by the law of 19 Sep 1991 and the Constitution of 1994.
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