Theme 13. Deploying UKRAINIAN REVOLUTION (textbook)

Theme 13. Deploying UKRAINIAN REVOLUTION

  1. Start the Ukrainian revolution
  2. Political parties in the Russian Ukraine
  3. Formation of the Central Council
  4. Home Ukrainization army.
  • Basic terms and concepts of the theme

The national idea, national-democratic revolution, independentist, the Ukrainian Central Rada, free cossacks

  • Key dates

March 4, 1917, 19 March 1917, April 1917

  1. What were the objectives of Revolution 1905 -1907 he was in Russia?
  2. What were the results of the revolution?
  3. Which all-Ukrainian political parties and acted in the early century?
  4. What they fought and how to treat war?


1. Start the Ukrainian revolution

  1. What are the processes started in Ukraine due to the February democratic revolution in Russia?
  2. Have changed the slogans under which developed the national movement before and after the First World War?
  3. What?


National revolution swept all Ukrainian lands, and was the product collapse of the Russian Empire and Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, which were in  at war with each other. But the main events of the early Ukrainian revolution associated with the collapse of the Russian empire and the revolutionary events that it was enveloped. Failures imperial army at the front and hardships, caused by war, were the direct impetus for the revolution.

The main precondition for the growth of the revolutionary process was a general social and economic crisis. At the beginning of 1917 became apparent collapse industry, transport and agriculture. Head of State Duma M. Rodzianko King wrote: "Russia's disastrous situation while deeply tragic ... "Fantastic increased indebtedness of Russia to countries Entente. Only the interest on debts exceeding all pre-war years budget.

With the economic crisis nasunulas political. Mass poverty population has caused dissatisfaction imperial authority. March 8 (23 February) 1917 in Petrograd began massive protest actions. Population Imperial Russian capital required from the authorities to improve living standards and stop the war. These statements have joined soldiers Petrograd Garrison, who expected departure to the front. March 12 (27 February) insurgent created Petrohrad council workers and soldiers' deputies.  March 15 (2 March) Russian Tsar Nicholas II abdicated and power  belonged to the Provisional Government. In Russia, won the Democratic Lyutneva revolution. Power passed to the Provisional Government. The collapse of the Russian monarchy  liberalization has led to the socio-political and cultural life. All  Russian residents have basic rights and freedoms and individual national and cultural rights. Found itself embroiled in revolution and Dnieper Ukraine.

The Provisional Government gave authority to the provinces and counties in the hand newly appointed commissioners. On the ground, have created new bodies authority - community councils and their executive committees. By social structure in  They were dominated by representatives of commercial and industrial bourgeoisie intelligentsia, the party - most were cadets.

Simultaneously with the authorities of the Provisional Government in Ukraine, as well as in  Russia began to emerge local council workers and soldiers' deputies. In  first half of March 1917 in Ukraine there were 43, they created mainly in industrial areas. Their founders were basically an all-socialist parties and the SRS Social Democrats.

In many cities Dnieper Ukraine reaction to the Russian revolution were thousands of demonstrations under national blue and yellow flags. Demonstrators took to the streets of Kyiv, Poltava, Odessa, Kharkiv, Chernihiv banners of "autonomy of Ukraine", "Let lives federal republic "," free Ukraine in a free Russia. "

However, Ukraine were more radical political forces who demanded independence. They also participated in the manifestation Under the slogan "Long live an independent Ukraine," Independent Ukraine from Hetman headed.

The national idea hurtuvala different social strata of Ukrainian people. Under the increasing democratization of Ukrainian society  a chance to restore their statehood. In Ukraine, growing National Democratic Revolution.

Let us turn to sources

The modern historian Valery Soldatenko the nature of the Ukrainian revolution

"?" The nature of Ukrainian revolution was national-democratic in its strategic goal of organically combined task of national reconstruction, the state of necessary social changes in the interest of the masses of Ukrainians. The leaders of the revolution sought to provide opportunities for all vibrant development of the Ukrainian people, to free and effective life of every member of society "

What determines the character of the revolution? Why Ukrainian historian says national democratic revolution? What two groups of tasks it combined?

2. Political parties in the Russian Ukraine

  1. What political forces represented Ukraine on the eve of the revolution?
  2. What could unite these forces?


Development of revolutionary events in Ukraine depended on where political power go public. Aware of this, all political forces political parties and organizations have launched a struggle for influence on population.

In early 1917 the political scene in Ukraine were represented as all-(Cadets, the Mensheviks, the Bolsheviks), national (Polish, Jewish, etc.). And actually Ukrainian party. The most massive was the Ukrainian Party of Socialist Revolutionaries, which from Ukrainian liberals went even Hrushevsky. The main Revolutionaries tasks thought to restructuring the capitalist system socialist, deep agrarian transformation in the interests of the peasantry, Ukraine's autonomy within the Russian Federal Democratic state.

The second-largest and the influence of political party in Ukraine was Ukrainian Social-Democratic Labour Party leaders V. Vynnychenko Petliura, M. Porsche, B. Martos et al. USDRP advocated democratic development of Ukraine and a socialist perspective in stock federated Russia.

V. Vynnychenko

, Petliura

Liberal-oriented part of the Ukrainian intelligentsia was united in the ranks of the Ukrainian Party of Socialists-Federalists, composed  which included prominent figures of Ukrainian movement, S. Wilkens, D. Doroshenko, O. Lototsky et al.

S. Efremov

DI Doroshenko

Ukrainian Society has been active progressives (TUP) reorganized in the Ukrainian Union of Federalists - autonomists that were at moderate positions and sought to create autonomy Ukraine on a federal basis in the stock of Russia.

The representative of the radical currents of the national movement were considered Ukrainian People's Party (UNP) and the newly formed Ukrainian party Self - the Socialists, which was ideal for "nepidlezhna Ukraine-Republic of free people, free labor. "

Self - A radical movement of Ukrainian national movement that advocated for the creation of an independent Ukrainian state

Let us turn to sources

Historians A. Rublev, OP presenter of the political forces in the Dnieper before the revolution

Thus, at the forefront of Ukrainian national-democratic Revolution were parties that could accumulate revolutionary potential  our society, interested in radical change national and socio-economic relations. And so the first stage the Central Council, there were real grounds for consolidation forces that embodied the interests of the Ukrainian society. "

As historians evaluate the political situation in the bank Ukraine in early 1917? Do you agree with them? Why?

3. Formation of the Central Council

  1. When and under what circumstances created the Ukrainian Central Rada?
  2. Whose interests is reflected?
  3. What do you think about her intentions and future policy?


Despite the differences and disagreements on the future of Ukraine, Leaders of different political centers agreed and combined to a single governing body, who had lead the fight for revival of Ukrainian statehood.

As a result, the initiative of the Ukrainian Self and tupivtsiv 4 (New Style 17) March 1917 in Kiev was declared a Ukrainian Central Rada (UCR). It originated as a public political center, part of which included: the party of independent direction, the Ukrainian Party of Socialist Revolutionaries, Ukrainian Social-Democratic Labour Party, the Ukrainian party socialists-federalists, student unions, military organizations, the clergy, intellectuals and others.

Chairman of the Ukrainian Central Council 7 (20 March) was elected Hrushevsky, of which the well-known public figure D. Doroshenko stated that "no one is currently not fit for the role more national leader, as Hrushevskyi, no one even could not align with it recognized the general authority and respect of that which surrounded all his Ukrainian citizenship.

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Mikhail Hrushevsky (1866-1934) historian, literary critic, journalist and civil and political  worker, leader of the Ukrainian national liberation movement in the first quarter of the twentieth Art. Born in Hill (now Polish territory). After Kiev University conducted research work in scientific institutions in Lviv and Kyiv. At the same time he was active in social and political life: one of the founders National Democratic Party in Galicia and later the Society Ukrainian progressives. Repeatedly he was arrested by the tsarist government.

In 1917 elected Chairman of the Ukrainian Central Rada, headed to the last days of its existence.

In April 1919 Hrushevsky left Ukraine and moved to Prague, where focused on scientific work. In 1924 he returned to Ukraine, was elected academician and has worked in domestic and world history. Author major publications: "History of Ukraine - Russia", "Essay history of the Ukrainian people, "" History of Ukrainian Literature "and others. in  which noted that the Ukrainian life must first of all find ourselves determine their capabilities, objectives and interests, take for yourself all that could be useful. Called not just search for ideals in the past, and solve the national question in the spirit of true democracy, in interests of the masses.

Hrushevsky died in 1934, buried in Kiev.

  1. What are the facts of Hrushevsky the Ukrainian national liberation movement were already known to you?
  2. Learned anything new?
  3. Why Hrushevsky position as one of the greatest figures of Ukraine?


From the earliest days of the UCR its authority among the Ukrainian people began to grow rapidly because it advocated close to him socialist ideas and the national-territorial autonomy. These ideas were  for the UCR program. But its leaders some time consciously avoided discussion of acute socio-economic issues, following the motto National business primarily - social then. They feared that  focus on social aspects could divide the national movement. Further development of political situation in Ukraine showed the falsity of such policy. It turned for UCR loss of social support among Labor groups of the Ukrainian population.

Let us turn to sources

On appeal of the Central Council "to the Ukrainian people" 9 (22) March 1917.

The Ukrainian people! Vpaly age bands. Will come around oppressed nation, all the pone? isfied nations of Russia. The time and your freedom and awakening to a new free, creative life after more than 200-year sleep.
For the first time, thirty millionth Ukrainian nation, thou has a possibility? Gu himself for itself to say who you are and how you want to live as a separate nation. Since that time  friendly family of free nations conceive a strong hand themselves better forge destiny.
... We call quietly but resolutely to pursue all of the new government rights that belong naturally to you and that you must have great people himself on the Ukrainian land owner ...
The Ukrainian people! Farmers, workers, soldiers, citizens, duhoven? Creation and  entire Ukrainian intelligentsia! Follow the rest, do not let yourself any actions that destroy life in order, but together, openly and persistently Hold the work: the political cohesion in society, cultural and economic union, taking the money for the Ukrainian National Fund and Ukrainian people choose their place of all ...
Orhanizuytes!

When and why is on this document? What he preaches? Who and what he calls? How about a Central Council it contains?

Ukrainian revolution rapidly gaining strength. Already 19 March (on the new style of April 1) 1917demonstration was held, attended by 100 thousand persons. Under Ukrainian flags were soldiers, students, pupils and workers. On Square Hrushevsky City Council made a speech, which called seek autonomy of Ukraine.

The manifestation of Sophia Square. Kyiv, 1917

The demonstration ended at the Sofia area, which was a popular assembly. It adopted the resolution.

Let us turn to sources

Resolution meeting of the Ukrainian population Kyiv on 19 March (April 1) 1917

We, Ukrainians gathered in Kiev on 19 of the first Ukrainian Berezil Liberty Saints welcome the restoration narodovlastya, killed the king despotism and unanimously resolved:  Uphold the Central Government, pomahayuchy him in every way provide new free to order from any hostile measures, firm belief that it is more prykladatyme all forces to strengthen the freedom and  democracy;
... Request from the Interim Government that it is firmly linked the autonomy deal with the interests of Ukraine and the new regime would have encouraged humanity  it to all the victims, for which immediately issued a declaration, which of his part, recognized the need of broad autonomy Ukrainian Earth immediately made all arrangements to provide the Ukrainian national character  its public institutions, observance of the rights of national minorities;
in the transfer of these statutes authorize the Central Council of Ukraine communicate with the Interim Government.
New rada.1917.25 March. C.3

As the name of this document? What is it created? Whom to called for in resolution? What new information on the situation in Ukraine provides document?

At the same time there were Ukrainian National Council in Petrograd (Chairman A. Lototsky) and Moscow (A. Salikovskyy head), which has established close ties with the Central Council.

The beginning of the liberation of the Ukrainian people. Formation of the Ukrainian National Republic (March 1917 - March 1918)

4. Home Ukrainization Army

  1. What processes showed Ukrainization Army?
  2. How they were related to national-democratic revolution?
  3. For some reason there was free cossacks?
  4. As these were built development and the tasks set before them?


The struggle for the restoration of Ukrainian statehood could not be successful without the formation of national armed forces. Initiators of creation by independentist. They have been active propaganda work among the Ukrainian people, mobilized into the Russian army, which took in the First World War in order to achieve Ukrainization army.

M. Mihnovskiy

In March 1917, at the initiative of M. Mihnovskiy, were first Meeting of Ukrainian officers and troops of the Kiev garrison where declared creation of the Ukrainian military council. She, in turn, formed Ukrainian military club named after Hetman Pavlo Polubotko and Ukrainian military organizing committee. Club took over ideological work, and the committee launched a logistic preparation of the Ukrainian armed forces.

In garrisons with nationally conscious people were held meeting and formed military companies. In April in Kyiv, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Katerynoslav and other cities of Ukraine took place the military charges accompanied by the manifestation of national flags on  with the military. National military movement spread of the West Front. It was formed Ukrainian front-line council headed by Petliura.

In mid-April at the Kyiv-phase point, under the influence campaign work Self-Ukrainian soldiers before being sent to Front decided not to dissolve in a multinational military formations, and go to war within a single Ukrainian regiment name Bohdan Khmelnytsky. The regiment numbered over 3,5 thousand soldiers. From these Events began deployment of Ukrainian national forces.

Further development of the Revolution promoted the revival of old Cossack traditions in the creation of local self-defense militias. Together with revolution Ukrainian society began to embrace anarchy. This is especially  senses in rural areas where the population was forced to take care of self-defense. To this end, we started to write free Cossacks.

Free Cossacks - Voluntary military and militias for protection of Ukrainian statehood and law enforcement

The first basket of the Free Cossacks appeared in April 1917 in Zvenyhorodsky district of Kyiv. Then began the formation of such formed from the nationally conscious peasants and workers aged over 18 years on a territorial basis of the Left, Volyn Zaporizhia other regions of Ukraine.

To establish an initiative group of Cossack units was not to collect less than 20 people a list of local administrative zatverdzhuvavsya authorities. Admission of new members of the Cossack communities were quite rigid. Each candidate was Cossack officers exam on knowledge Rules and instructions and gave solemn oath. Enrollment in Cossacks carried out on the recommendation of three members of the society that had responsible for subsequent acts of his ward. No fee public order Cossacks were not fed.

The basic unit of the Free Cossacks were a hundred, which formed from citizens of one village or city. Hundreds of cooperating in a hut, hut - in  regiment, and regiments of the whole province formed a basket. This formation led elected officers. The supreme organ of society were a general meeting.

Cossacks participated actively in public life. It published the magazines, pamphlets, newspapers and distributed literature, organized lectures, readings and concerts, performances of patriotic and military- sporting events and more. Honorary chieftain became the Free Cossacks Hrushevsky, head of military formations - P. Skoropadskyi and substituted chieftain - I.Poltavets-Ostryanytsi.

In resolutions adopted at the congresses of the Free Cossacks, clearly it indicated the main goal - to support democracies in society, fight the enemies of the Ukrainian people, to prevent fratricide, to ensure law and order.

  1. What events of the Ukrainian revolution began?
  2. What political forces were most influential in the bank Ukraine before the revolution?
  3. Continue the sentence.
    a) The collapse of the Russian monarchy led to???
    b)? 1917 in Kiev was declared the creation of the Ukrainian Central Rada
  4. When and under what circumstances formed Ukrainian Central Rada, which was its political program?
  5. As the Army began Ukrainization?
  6. When and under what circumstances arose Free Cossacks?
  7. What were the causes of the Ukrainian revolution? Illustrate each of these facts.
  8. As the democratization of public life in the Dnieper after February Revolution in Russia associated with the beginning of the revolutionary events in Ukraine?
  9. Do you agree with the opinion that the nature of Ukrainian revolution was a national-democratic? Prove.
  10. How important do you think little of the Ukrainian Central Council for further development of the revolutionary events?
  11. What could unite, and that divide the main political parties represented in the Ukrainian Central Rada?
  12. As associated with the deployment of a national revolution and the advent of the Free Cossacks Ukrainization Army?