12 Facts About Ukrainian SSR


Under the Soviet one-party model, the Ukrainian SSR was governed by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union through its republican branch: the Communist Party of Ukraine.

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Geographically, the Ukrainian SSR was situated in Eastern Europe, to the north of the Black Sea, and was bordered by the Soviet republics of Moldavia, Byelorussia, and Russia, and the countries of Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.

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The Ukrainian SSR language was censured from administrative and educational use.

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On 30 December 1922, along with the Russian, Byelorussian, and Transcaucasian republics, the Ukrainian SSR was one of the founding members of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics .

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In particular, these amendments allowed the Ukrainian SSR to become one of founding members of the United Nations together with the Soviet Union and the Byelorussian SSR.

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Ukraine's new-found independence was the first time in the 20th century that Ukrainian SSR independence had been attempted without either foreign intervention or civil war.

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All of the political power and authority in the UUkrainian SSR was in the hands of Communist Party authorities, with little real power being concentrated in official government bodies and organs.

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Ukrainian SSR was a member of the UN Economic and Social Council, UNICEF, International Labour Organization, Universal Postal Union, World Health Organization, UNESCO, International Telecommunication Union, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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Cities in the Ukrainian SSR were a separate exception, which could either be subordinate to either the provincial authorities themselves or the district authorities of which they were the administrative center.

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Kharkov was the city where the first Soviet Ukrainian SSR government was created in 1917 with strong support from Russian SFSR authorities.

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In 1924 on the territory of Ukrainian SSR was formed the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

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In 1920s the Ukrainian SSR was forced to cede several territories to Russia in Severia, Sloboda Ukraine and Azov littoral including such cities like Belgorod, Taganrog and Starodub.

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