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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

18 October, 2011 - 00:00

1920: Kharkiv hosts the first convention of Komnezam (Committees of Poor Peasants) of Ukraine.

1921: Soviet Russia’s Sovnarkom adopts a decree establishing the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic as part of the RSFSR.

1941: The Putivl Partisan Detachment is formed in Spadshchansky Forest (Sumy oblast) under the command of Sydir Kovpak and Semen Rudnev.

1945: The Soviet probe Venera 4 lands on Venus, sending data re the planet’s atmosphere.

1991: The Soviet Union enacts the Law “On the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Political Repressions” that nullifies all court rulings and tribunal sentences on political charges since October 1917.

1995: Ukraine becomes a member of the Council of Europe.

1995: The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Poland sign a bilateral economic cooperation and trade treaty in Kyiv.

1996: The Constitutional Court of Ukraine is established.