USSR Formation

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which in turn appointed an All-Russian Central Executive Committee (VTsIK). The Council of People’s Commissars, the supreme executive organ of the state, was in theory responsible to the VTsIK and to the All-Russian Congress of Soviets. The Soviets and the Party (RCP) Regional branches of the RCP Commissariat of Nationality Affairs Relations between the RSFSR and other Soviet Republics Formulation of Constitutional Principles of the Union: - “Project of the Resolution Concerning the Relations between the RSFSR and the Independent Republics” - Problem of Great Russian Nationalism - Autonomisation versus Federalism On December 29, 1922, representatives of the republics attended a conference in the Kremlin at which Stalin read the articles of the Union. After some protests, the majority of those present voted in favor of the act. Next day a joint session of the Tenth Congress of Soviets of the RSFSR and the deputies of the congresses of soviets of the Ukraine, Belorussia, and Transcaucasia took place in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. This joint session called itself the First Congress of Soviets of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The agreement establishing the Soviet Union was ratified. On July 6, 1923, the Central Executive Committee of the USSR formally approved the Constitution of the USSR, and on January 31, 1924 - the second All-Union Congress of Soviets ratified it.
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