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Today, Sept 21, Armenia is celebrating its Independence Day.
In the morning President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and other leaders of the country will visit the Yerablur Pantheon to pay tribute to the memory of those killed in the Nagorno-Karabakh war and those who helped Armenia to gain independence.
President of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan and Defense Minister of NKR Movses Hakobyan are in Yerevan to take part in the celebrations.
In the evening there will be a concert in Yerevan's Republic Square, featuring among others the world renowned Forbidden Saints group.
The declaration of independence was adopted by the Supreme Council of Armenia Aug 23 1990. The Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic was renamed into the Republic of Armenia.
Sept 21 1991 as many as 94.99% of the people living in Armenia voted for secession from the Soviet Union. Two days after the referendum Armenia was proclaimed as an independent and sovereign state.