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Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty
Henry M. Robert

This day in history

27 April, 2010 - 00:00

1113: Volodymyr Monomakh ascends to the Kyiv throne.

1906: The first issue of the Russian-language Ukrainian political journal Ukrainsky vestnik comes off the presses in St. Petersburg.

1919: The First All-Ukrainian Congress of Trade Unions opens in Kharkiv.

1919: Poltava Art Museum is launched.

1933: The Three-Man Tribunal of the State Political Department of the Ukrainian SSR hears the case of the so-called Ukrainian branch of the subversive organization at the People’s Commissariat for Land Affairs and sentences four members to death.

1957: The Council of Ministers of the USSR and the CC of the CPSU adopt a decree on a shorter workday for the by-product coke industry.

1974: Construction teams start being dispatched to the Baikal-Amur Railroad Project.

1995: The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts the first national award — the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky.

1995: A new metro line goes into operation in Kharkiv.