Belavezha Accords – UPSC Prelims

Belavezha Accords:
  • The Belovezh Accords is the agreement that declared that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) had effectively ceased to exist.
  • The agreement was signed in Belovezh (Belarus) in December 1991.
  • Belavezha Accords also announced the establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) that would replace the USSR.
  • The accord was signed by the leaders of three republics who had earlier signed the 1922 Treaty on the Creation of the USSR.