The Constitution of Belarus was adopted twenty two years ago by the Supreme Soviet of Belarus. The Constitution defines the state system of the country and entrenches the principle of the separation of powers. According to the Constitution,Belarusis a social state, the main value of which is man. It is no coincidence that a major part of Constitution articles is dedicated to social protection mechanisms.President Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated Belarusians on Constitution Day, stressing that it is the Constitution that serves as the principal legal support of the independent and sovereign country, being the guarantor of rights and freedoms of its citizens and the key to a successful implementation of a strategy aimed atBelarus" further development.