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  • Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
    Wednesday May 17, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The meetings are moved to the bank of the Talka River

    Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
    Wednesday May 17, 1905

    17 May: The meetings are moved to the bank of the Talka River, on suggestion by the police chief.




  • Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Kharkov, Ukraine)
    Monday Oct 20, 1941

    World War II

    First Battle of Kharkov

    Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Kharkov, Ukraine)
    Monday Oct 20, 1941

    By 20 October the Germans had reached the western edge of Kharkov, it was taken by 24 October. At that time, however, most of Kharkiv's industrial equipment had been evacuated or rendered useless by the Soviet authorities.




  • Sevastopol, U.S.S.R.
    Thursday Oct 30, 1941

    World War II

    Siege of Sevastopol

    Sevastopol, U.S.S.R.
    Thursday Oct 30, 1941

    The Siege of Sevastopol also known as the Defense of Sevastopol, was a military battle that took place on the Eastern Front of the Second World War. On 4 July 1942, the remaining Soviet forces surrendered and the Germans seized the port.




  • Crimean Peninsula, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Dec 26, 1941

    World War II

    Battle of the Kerch Peninsula

    Crimean Peninsula, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Dec 26, 1941

    In May the Germans defeated Soviet offensives in the Kerch Peninsula. The Battle of the Kerch Peninsula was a World War II battle between Erich von Manstein's German and Romanian 11th Army and the Soviet Crimean Front forces in the Kerch Peninsula. It began on 26 December 1941 with an amphibious landing operation by two Soviet armies intended to break the Siege of Sevastopol. From January through April, the Crimean Front launched repeated offensives against the 11th Army, all of which failed with heavy losses. Superior German artillery firepower was largely responsible for the Soviet debacle. On 8 May 1942, the Axis struck with great force in a major counteroffensive code-named Trappenjagd which concluded by around 19 May 1942 with the liquidation of the Soviet defending forces.




  • Izium and Barvinkove, Kharkov Oblast, U.S.S.R.
    Tuesday May 12, 1942

    World War II

    Operation Fredericus

    Izium and Barvinkove, Kharkov Oblast, U.S.S.R.
    Tuesday May 12, 1942

    The Second Battle of Kharkov or Operation Fredericus was a successful Axis counter-offensive in the region around Kharkov. Operation Fredericus took place from 12 to 28 May 1942. The battle was an overwhelming German victory.




  • Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Kharkiv, Ukraine)
    Friday Feb 19, 1943

    World War II

    Third Battle of Kharkov

    Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Kharkiv, Ukraine)
    Friday Feb 19, 1943

    The Third Battle of Kharkov was a series of battles on the Eastern Front undertaken by the German Army Group South against the Red Army, between 19 February and 15 March 1943. The German counter strike led to the recapture of the cities of Kharkov and Belgorod.




  • Dnieper River, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Aug 27, 1943

    World War II

    Battle of the Dnieper

    Dnieper River, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Aug 27, 1943

    The Battle of the Dnieper (26 August – 23 December) was one of the largest operations in World War II, involving almost 4,000,000 troops at a time stretched on a 1,400 kilometres (870 mi) long front. Soviets reclaim left-bank Ukraine, including the city of Kiev and Donets basin.


  • Crimea, U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Apr 8, 1944

    World War II

    Crimean Offensive

    Crimea, U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Apr 8, 1944

    By May 1944, the Soviets had liberated Crimea. The Crimean Offensive was led by the Red Army on Crimea, the Offensive begun on 8 April 1944, and ended with the evacuation of the Crimea by the Germans.


  • Ukraine, Romania, Eastern Poland, Moldavia and Carpathian Mountains
    Monday Apr 17, 1944

    World War II

    Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive ended

    Ukraine, Romania, Eastern Poland, Moldavia and Carpathian Mountains
    Monday Apr 17, 1944

    The German forces had lost from Soviets in Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive, which fought from 24 December 1943 to 17 April 1944.


  • Western Ukraine and Eastern Poland
    Thursday Jul 13, 1944

    World War II

    Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive

    Western Ukraine and Eastern Poland
    Thursday Jul 13, 1944

    The Red Army attacked the German forces in Ukraine and Eastern Poland. The operations started on 13 July 1944, and lasted for 47 days.


  • Yalta, Crimea, U.S.S.R.
    Sunday Feb 4, 1945

    World War II

    Yalta Conference

    Yalta, Crimea, U.S.S.R.
    Sunday Feb 4, 1945

    On 4 February, Soviet, British, and US leaders met for the Yalta Conference. They agreed on the occupation of post-war Germany, and on when the Soviet Union would join the war against Japan.


  • Yalta, Crimea
    Sunday Feb 4, 1945

    Winston Churchill

    Yalta Conference

    Yalta, Crimea
    Sunday Feb 4, 1945

    Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin had been met at the Yalta Conference, February 1945.


  • Yalta, U.S.S.R.
    Thursday Jun 27, 1974

    Richard Nixon

    The Second visit to The Soviet Union

    Yalta, U.S.S.R.
    Thursday Jun 27, 1974

    During the previous two years, Nixon had made considerable progress in U.S.-Soviet relations, and he embarked on a second trip to the Soviet Union in 1974. He arrived in Moscow on June 27 to a welcome ceremony, cheering crowds, and a state dinner at the Grand Kremlin Palace that evening. Nixon and Brezhnev met in Yalta, where they discussed a proposed mutual defense pact, détente, and MIRVs. Nixon considered proposing a comprehensive test-ban treaty, but he felt that he would not have time to complete it during his presidency. There were no significant breakthroughs in these negotiations.


  • Chernobyl, Ukraine
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Mikhail Gorbachev

    Chernobyl disaster

    Chernobyl, Ukraine
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    In April 1986 the Chernobyl disaster occurred.


  • Ukraine, U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Nuclear Power

    The Chernobyl disaster

    Ukraine, U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Accidents in nuclear power plants include the Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet Union in 1986. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history and was caused by one of only two nuclear energy accidents rated at seven the maximum severity on the International Nuclear Event Scale.


  • Chernobyl, Ukraine, U.S.S.R
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Chernobyl disaster

    A commission was established to investigate the accident

    Chernobyl, Ukraine, U.S.S.R
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    A commission was established later in the day to investigate the accident. It was headed by Valery Legasov, First Deputy Director of the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, and included leading nuclear specialist Evgeny Velikhov, hydro-meteorologist Yuri Izrael, radiologist Leonid Ilyin, and others. They flew to Boryspil International Airport and arrived at the power plant on the evening of 26 April.


  • Chernobyl, Ukraine, Soviet Union (Now Ukraine)
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Atomic Bomb

    Chernobyl disaster

    Chernobyl, Ukraine, Soviet Union (Now Ukraine)
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history and is one of only two nuclear energy disasters rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.


  • Chernobyl, Ukraine, U.S.S.R
    Saturday May 10, 1986

    Chernobyl disaster

    The fires were extinguished but many firefighters received high doses of radiation

    Chernobyl, Ukraine, U.S.S.R
    Saturday May 10, 1986

    The fire inside reactor No. 4 continued to burn until 10 May 1986; it is possible that well over half of the graphite burned out. The fires were extinguished but many firefighters received high doses of radiation.


  • Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R
    Sunday May 11, 1986

    Chernobyl disaster

    Volodymyr Pravyk died of acute radiation sickness.

    Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R
    Sunday May 11, 1986

    Lieutenant Volodymyr Pravyk died on 11 May 1986 of acute radiation sickness. He was the First on the scene was a Chernobyl Power Station.


  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Tuesday Apr 26, 1988

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Second anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Tuesday Apr 26, 1988

    On April 26, 1988, about 500 people participated in a march organized by the Ukrainian Cultural Club on Kiev's Khreschatyk Street to mark the second anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, carrying placards with slogans like "Openness and Democracy to the End".


  • 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.


  • Foros, Crimea
    Monday Aug 19, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Holiday in Foros

    Foros, Crimea
    Monday Aug 19, 1991

    On August 19, 1991, Gorbachev's vice president, Gennady Yanayev, Prime Minister Valentin Pavlov, Defense Minister Dmitry Yazov, KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov and other senior officials acted to prevent the union treaty from being signed by forming the "General Committee on the State Emergency", which put Gorbachev – on holiday in Foros, Crimea – under house arrest and cut off his communications.


  • Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 1, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Final round of the Soviet Union's collapse

    Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 1, 1991

    The final round of the Soviet Union's collapse began with a Ukrainian popular referendum on December 1, 1991, in which 90 percent of voters opted for independence.


  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 15, 1991

    Vasily Zaitsev

    Zaytsev Death

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 15, 1991

    Zaytsev settled in Kiev, where he studied at a textile university before obtaining employment as an engineer. He rose to become the director of a textile factory in Kiev and remained in that city until he died on 15 December 1991 at the age of 76, eleven days before the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


  • Crimea
    Thursday Feb 20, 2014

    NATO Establishment

    The Russian Intervention In Crimea

    Crimea
    Thursday Feb 20, 2014

    The Russian intervention in Crimea in 2014 led to strong condemnation by NATO nations and the creation of a new "spearhead" force of 5,000 troops at bases in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria.


  • Eastern Ukraine
    Thursday Jul 17, 2014

    Plane Accidents

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

    Eastern Ukraine
    Thursday Jul 17, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777-200ER, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 298 people on board, was shot down in an area of Eastern Ukraine near the Ukraine/Russian border during the War in Donbass. There were 283 passengers, including 3 infants, and 15 crew members on board MH17, all of whom perished. The crew was all Malaysians, while the passengers were of various nationalities, most from the Netherlands.


  • Kyiv, Ukraine
    Tuesday Dec 8, 2015

    Joe Biden

    Biden spoke in Ukraine's parliament

    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Tuesday Dec 8, 2015

    On December 8, 2015, Biden spoke in Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv in one of his many visits to set U.S. aid and policy stance on Ukraine.


  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Thursday Jun 30, 2016

    Uber

    Uber launches in Kiev

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Thursday Jun 30, 2016

    Uber launches in Kiev, Ukraine.


  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    Zinedine Zidane

    2018 UEFA Champions League

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, the 63rd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It was played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on 26 May 2018, between Spanish side and defending champions Real Madrid, who had won the competition in each of the last two seasons, and English side Liverpool.


  • NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    Mohamed Salah

    Champions League sad final

    NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    In the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid, Salah injured his left shoulder in the 30th minute. After initially carrying on, he left the field in tears after going to ground in a challenge with Madrid defender Sergio Ramos; the match ended in a 3–1 defeat.


  • NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Last Champions League final with Real Madrid

    NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    Madrid wins Champions League 2018. to make Ronaldo the most Player won the UCL of all time by 5 times, in 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018.


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