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  • Lviv and Kiev, Ukraine
    Sunday Jan 22, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Ukrainian Independence Day

    Lviv and Kiev, Ukraine
    Sunday Jan 22, 1989

    In Ukraine, Lviv and Kiev celebrated Ukrainian Independence Day on January 22, 1989. Thousands gathered in Lviv for an unauthorized moleben (religious service) in front of St. George's Cathedral. In Kiev, 60 activists met in a Kiev apartment to commemorate the proclamation of the Ukrainian People's Republic in 1918.




  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday Mar 4, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Honoring the victims of Stalinism

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday Mar 4, 1989

    On March 4, 1989, the Memorial Society, committed to honoring the victims of Stalinism and cleansing society of Soviet practices, was founded in Kiev. A public rally was held the next day.




  • Ukraine
    Saturday Aug 19, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

    Ukraine
    Saturday Aug 19, 1989

    On August 19, 1989, the Russian Orthodox Parish of Saints Peter and Paul announced it would be switching to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.




  • Lviv, Ukraine
    Thursday Oct 26, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Twenty factories in Lviv held strikes

    Lviv, Ukraine
    Thursday Oct 26, 1989

    On October 26, twenty factories in Lviv held strikes and meetings to protest the police brutality of October 1 and the authorities' unwillingness to prosecute those responsible.




  • Ukraine
    Saturday Oct 28, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Official language of Ukraine

    Ukraine
    Saturday Oct 28, 1989

    On October 28, 1989, the Ukrainian Supreme Soviet decreed that effective January 1, 1990, Ukrainian would be the official language of Ukraine, while Russian would be used for communication between ethnic groups.




  • Lviv, Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 10, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    International Human Rights Day

    Lviv, Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 10, 1989

    On December 10, 1989, the first officially sanctioned observance of International Human Rights Day was held in Lviv.




  • Ukraine
    Tuesday Dec 26, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Holidays

    Ukraine
    Tuesday Dec 26, 1989

    On December 26, the Supreme Soviet of Ukrainian SSR adopted a law designating Christmas, Easter, and the Feast of the Holy Trinity official holidays.


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