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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 week in history

13 February, 2007 - 00:00

Feb. 13 1942: The forcible Nazi deportation of Ukrainians to the Third Reich begins.

1960: The Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR adopts a resolution setting up factory schools as well as industrial enterprises and workshops attached to institutions of higher learning.

Feb. 14 1914: Electoral reform is carried out in Galicia (Halychyna), allowing Ukrainians to take one-third of the seats in the national Sejm.

1993: Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine sign a declaration on cooperation among the peoples of the Carpathian region.

Feb. 15 1574: In Lviv the first printer, Ivan Fedorov, publishes The Apostle, the first book printed in the Ukrainian lands.

1919: The Ukrainian National Rada adopts a law on the use of Ukrainian in government institutions.

Feb. 16 1929: The Week of Ukrainian Literature is launched in Moscow.

1994: Ukraine and Kazakhstan’s defense ministry officials sign a communique in Almaty to expand contacts between the military of both countries.

Feb. 17 1919: The Directory adopts a declaration addressed to the Entente and US governments, requesting assistance to fight the Bolsheviks.

1943: The 3rd Conference of the OUN-Bandera leadership begins, stressing the need to fight the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and resolutely condemning any kind of collaboration with the Nazis.

Feb. 18 1966: The publication of the first 17-volume Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopedia is completed.

1972: The Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR adopts a resolution creating the State University of Symferopil.

Feb. 19 1992: The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts the tryzub (trident) as the small emblem of Ukraine, regarding it as a major element of the Great State Emblem of Ukraine.

2002: Mass production of Ukraine’s first Angel helicopter is launched. Ukraine becomes the world’s sixth country capable of producing its own helicopters.