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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

22 September, 2011 - 00:00

1918: The first issue of the underground newspaper Kyivsky komunist [The Kyiv Communist] comes off the presses under the auspices of the regional and city communist party committees.

1922: A Metal Aircraft Construction Commission is founded in the USSR (later to become known as the Tupolev Experimental Design Bureau).

1935: The Botanical Gardens of Kyiv are founded (currently known as the Botanical Gardens of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).

1939: Red Army units enter Lviv.

1943: The Soviet Southeastern and South Fronts complete the Donbas offensive, clearing the territory of the Wehrmacht.

1955: The Soviet Union’s largest astrophysical observatory starts functioning in the vicinity of Bakhchisarai (Crimea).

1993: The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine registers the All-Ukrainian Association of Entrepreneurs.

1997: President Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine flies to the United States to attend the 52nd UN General Assembly.