Ukrainian Independence

1991 was an exciting year in Ukraine. On August 24, after a failed Soviet coup, the Ukrainian parliament voted for independence. Ukrainians ratified independence in a December referendum and also elected their first president, Leonid Kravchuk. Click on a picture below for a slide show with captions. You can also read about the coup and independence in Chapter 5 of Picnic at the Iron Curtain.

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