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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

8 November, 2005 - 00:00

November 8, 1927. The construction of the Dnipro Hydroelectric Station began in Zaporizhzhia.

1938. The first autonomous government of Transcarpathia (later Carpatho-Ukraine) was established in Uzhhorod.

November 9, 1976. The Ukrainian Public Group to Support Implementing the Helsinki Agreements was founded.

1977. The Ukrainian Helsinki Group made public its Manifesto of the Ukrainian Human Rights Movement.

November 10, 1970. The USSR launched its Luna-17 [Moon-17] space station, carrying the first Lunokhod-1 self-propelled device managed from the earth.

1993. The organizers of the White Brotherhood religious union Yury Kryvonohov and Maryna Tsvyhun, a.k.a. Mariya Devi Christ, were arrested in Kyiv.

November 11, 1920. Red Army regiments and Nestor Makhno’s army occupied Perekop, opening the road to the Crimean peninsula.

1921. The Church Council started in Kyiv, proclaiming the Autocephalous Orthodox Church with Metropolitan Vasyl Lypkivsky as its head.

November 12, 1772. The Crimea was proclaimed independent from the Ottoman Empire.

1992. The kupon-karbovanets was put into circulation in Ukraine.

November 13, 1708. Russian troops under Aleksandr Menshikov captured Baturyn, the Hetman’s capital, slaughtering the inhabitants.

1918. The Ukrainian National Rada approved a provisional basic law On State Sovereignty of the Ukrainian Lands in the former Austro- Hungarian Monarchy. The new state took the name of the West Ukrainian People’s Republic.

November 14, 1918. The law On Founding the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences was issued, with Volodymyr Vernadsky elected its president.

1939. A special Verkhovna Rada session passed a law On Including West Ukraine into USSR and Its Reunification with the Ukrainian SSR.