The Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-21: populists and statesmen
Ukraine’s contemporary struggle for independence has a long history going back many centuries. The period towards the end of the First World War proved to be a particularly decisive time in this regard, with its historical memory influencing Ukrainian conceptions of history to this very day.
The short 20th century was highly tumultuous and unpredictable. It began in 1914 with the outbreak of the Great War on the European continent, which spread throughout the world. The Ukrainian lands, divided between the rival Habsburg and Romanov empires, became the scene of hostilities on the Eastern Front of the First World War. But the year that was a turning point in the history of Eastern Europe was clearly 1917.
April 28, 2023 -
History and MemoryIssue 2 2023Magazine
The first General Secretariat of the Central Rada of Ukraine in 1917. Volodymyr Vynnychenko (in the middle, seated) was the head of the secretariat. With Symon Petliura (seated, right) as the head of military affairs.
Photo: public domain. Source: Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine / Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
history, interwar, Ukraine, Ukrainian history