EXTRACT FROM THE DECREE OF THE COUNCIL OF PEOPLE'S COMMISSARS ANNULLING AGREEMENTS OF FORMER RUSSIAN GOVERNMENTS WITH GERMANY AND AUSTRIA CONCERNING POLAND
29 August 1918
Sobranie RSFSR, 1917-18, P. 775
Article 3. All agreements and acts concluded by the Government of the former Russian Empire with the Governments of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire referring to the partitions of Poland are irrevocably annulled by the present decree, since they are contrary to the principle of the self-determination of peoples and to the revolutionary-legal conceptions of the Russian people, which recognizes the inalienable right of the Polish nation to independence and unity.
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