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    Constitution of Ukraine – 25: chronology and archival chronicle

    Documentary exhibition

    28 June, 2021



    On June 28, 2021 Ukrainians from all over the world will celebrate 25 years of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Basic Law of the State, which enshrines the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of citizens of Ukraine and its socio-political and State system. The path to this event was long and thorny, the history of constitutionalism begins with the Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk (Bender Constitution, Constitution of 1710) and is the logical consequence of the development of the national demands of Ukraine: from cultural and political autonomy within the federation to the requirement of independence.

    The exhibition of an exhibition project prepared by the State Archival Service of Ukraine and the State archives, includes documents of the National Archives Fond of Ukraine containing information on the constitutional ideas and concepts of famous scientists and politicians of Ukraine, highlight the main periods of the formation of domestic constitutionalism and provide an opportunity for a better understanding of the regularity and peculiarities of this process in Ukraine, from the Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk to the adoption of the new Constitution of Ukraine at the fifth session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on June 28, 1996, the original of which is stored in the fonds of the Central State Archives of Supreme Authorities and Administration of Ukraine and is a unique document.

    The documents are arranged by thematic sections, the names of which are quotations from archival documents:

     

    «…To take care of order in the Zaporizhia Fatherland»;

     

    «The sovereign law in the Ukrainian Republic belongs to the Ukrainian people»;

     

    «Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state»;

     

    «United … by efforts … to build an indivisible independent State of Ukraine»;

     

    «Supreme power is directly owned by the people and manifests itself through the Parliament…»;

     

    «…Two sides of the legal status of Ukraine…»;

     

    «…Continuing the thousand-year tradition of state formation in Ukraine…»;

     

    «The people of Ukraine, expressing their sovereign will…»;

     

    «To recognize the draft Constitution of Ukraine as urgent»;

     

    «…Desiring to develop and strengthen a democratic, social, legal state…».

     

     

     

     

     

    «… To take care of order in the Zaporizhia Fatherland…»


     

    The Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv

    1650, February 12. – Constitution of the Warsaw Sejm, November 22, 1649, at which the Treaty of Zboriv was ratified.

    Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv, f. 25, оp. 1, spr. 264, аrk. 130 – cover; ark. 134 – record of ratification of the Treaty. Printed copy. Languages Ruthenian and Polish.

    The Zboriv peace Treaty 1649 was concluded between the Hetman of Ukraine Bohdan Khmelnytsky and the Polish King Jan-Kazymyr in the town of Zboriv (now Ternopil region) after the victory of the Ukrainian army in the Battle of Zboriv (early August 1649). Ukrainian State – the Zaporozhian Army, the Hetmanate, elected during the National Liberation War of the Ukrainian people in the middle of XVII century, was recognized by the Polish Government within the framework of the Kiev, Chernihiv and Podillya remained part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth). Despite some unfavorable conditions for Ukraine, in general the Treaty of Zboriv was a significant victory of Bogdan Khmelnytsky in strengthening the Ukrainian state.

    1658, September 16.– The Treaty of Hadiach between the Zaporozhian Cossak Army and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, that determined the legal status of the Ukrainian lands within the Commonwealth of Three Nations.

    Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv, f. 221, оp. 1, spr. 186, аrk. 1 i zv. Copy of the 18 th century. Ruthenian.

    The Treaty of Hadiach of 1658 was concluded between the Hetman of Ukraine Ivan Vyhovsky and the Polish government in September 1658 in town of Hadiach (now Poltava region). The author of the text is considered Yuriy Nemyrych. Under the terms of the treaty, Ukraine, as an independent state under the name Grand Duchy of Russia, was included on equal rights with Poland and Lithuania (on the basis of a federation) in the state formation – the Commonwealth. The terms of the treaty were not implemented, primarily due to the open aggression of the Moscow state against Ukraine and strong anti-Polish sentiments in Ukrainian society.

    1659, June 23. – Oaths of the Polish King Jan Casimir and senators on June 10, 1659 in Warsaw of approve the Treaty of Hadiach (1658).

    Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv, f. 25, оp. 1, spr. 286, аrk. 629–632 zv., act 55. Languages Ruthenian and Polish.

    1710, April 5. – Pacts and Constitutions of Rights and Freedoms of the Zaporizhian Army (Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk).

    Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv, f. 2236, оp. 2, spr. 10, аrk. 3, 4, 12 zv. Copy. The original is stored at the Russian State Archives of Ancient Documents, Moscow.

    Pylyp Orlyk’s Constitution (Bender Constitution, Constitution of 1710) — an agreement and arrangement between Hetman Pylyp Orlyk and the Zaporozhian Army, approved in Bender for the election of Pylyp Orlyk as hetman and the latter’s oath, in which he undertakes to abide by all its provisions Zaporozhian Army. It consists of an introduction and 16 points, which are devoted to the following issues: the issue of faith and protection of the rights of Ukrainian Orthodoxy, the inviolable integrity of borders; restoration of the rights of the Zaporozhian Lowland Army on its land, liquidation of the fortresses built by the tsar in the territories belonging to Kosh and consolidation of the autonomous political and economic status of the Sich as a part of the hetman state; consolidation of the basic principles of organization of power in the Cossack state (proclamation of limiting the prerogatives of the hetman’s power in order to avoid the threat of establishing a despotic government and declaring the establishment of a public council, which should have priority in solving strategic issues of state life); approval of the main functions in resolving public affairs under the General Sergeant (and not the hetman’s servants); approval of the institution of the General Treasurers, who were to monitor state revenues and expenditures and prevent the appropriation of state property by the hetman; defining the administrative responsibilities and rights of the hetman and colonels as heads of territorial and administrative units of the state and establishing a clear procedure for the acquisition of government positions by the officer and the formation of the executive branch, etc.

    1718, December 12. – Letter of Hetman Pylyp Orlyk to Queen regnant of Sweden Ulrika Eleanora with describing his peripeteias since Mazepa’s death, in which he request the intercession.

    Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv, f. 2236, оp. 1, spr. 145, аrk. 1–10. Copy. Latin. The original is stored at National Archives of Sweden, Stokholm.

    1741, May 30. – Letter of Hetman Pylyp Orlyk from Bucharest [to baron Daniel Niklas von Höpken] with a detailed overview of his life abroad.

    Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv, f. 2236, оp. 1, spr. 219, аrk. 1–11. Copy. Latin. The original is stored at National Archives of Sweden, Stokholm.

     

     

    «The sovereign law in the Ukrainian Republic belongs to the Ukrainian people…»


     

    The Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine

    I Universal of the Ukrainian Central Rada to the Ukrainian people, in and out of Ukraine. June 10, 1917

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1115. Inv. 1. File 4. P. 9z

    II Universal of the Ukrainian Central Rada. July 3, 1917

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1115. Inv. 1. File 5. P. 10, 11

    III Universal of the Ukrainian Central Rada. November 7, 1917

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1115. Inv. 1. File 4. P. 9

    M. Hrushevskyi, Chairman of the Central Rada of Ukraine. 1917–1918

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. 0-7096

    Draft Constitution of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. [December 6, 1917]

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1115. Inv. 1. File 1. P. 118-121z backside, 122,123, 123z.

    Text of the solemn oath of a citizen of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. From the Law on the Registration of Citizenship of the UPR. March 4, 1918.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1063. Inv. 1. File 6. P. 3

    Coat of Arms of the Ukrainian People’s Republic.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 3866. Inv. 1. File 228. P. 1

    The form of the certificate of the citizen of the Ukrainian People’s Republic

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 3696. Inv. 2. File 376. P. 126.z.

    Draft of the Constitution of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (Charter on the State Structure, Rights and Freedoms of the Ukrainian People’s Republic). Not later than April 29, 1918

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1115. Inv. 1. File 1. P. 113-117z

     

     

    «Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state»


     

    The Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine

    Letter to the entire Ukrainian people. April 29, 1918

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 799. Inv. 1. File 1. P. 124

    Hetman of All Ukraine P. Skoropadsky in his office. 1918

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 2199. Inv. 2. File 4. P. 57

    Laws on the Provisional State Structure of the Ukrainian State. April 29, 1918.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1064. Inv. 2. File 1. P. 19-23

    Provisional Law on the Supreme Administration of the State in the Event of the Death, Serious Illness and Stay Outside the State of His Serene Highness the Hetman of All Ukraine and the Diploma of the Hetman of All Ukraine Pavlo Skoropadsky. 1, 3 August 1918

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1064. Inv. 1. File 284. P. 1, 1z, 2

    The map of Ukraine, 1918

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 4465. Inv. 1. File 1133.

    Draft Constitution of the Ukrainian State. [1918]

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 3766. Inv. 1. File 42. P. 28, 28 z, 29

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region

    Letter of the Provincial Revolutionary Council to the county commissioners, city, provincial, county zemstvo administrations of the Ekaterinoslav region on the display of the national Ukrainian flag, record keeping in the Ukrainian language.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 98. P. 7

    Letter from the Chairman of the Ekaterinoslav Provincial Revolutionary Council-1. Mazepa to the City, People’s, Zemsky, Land and Food Provincial and County Administrations, County Commissioners, Chiefs of the Ekaterinoslav Region Police regarding the hanging of the third and fourth universals of the Ukrainian Central Rada in all state and public institutions.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 98. P. 8

    The Fourth Universal of the Ukrainian Central Rada on the proclamation of Ukraine as a free, independent and sovereign state.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 98. P. 31

    Declaration of the Jewish Democratic Faction of the Alexander City Duma.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 98. P. 37-38

    Declaration of the socialist bloc of the Alexander City Duma.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 98. P. 39-41

    Order of the Ekaterinoslav Provincial Starost Chernikov on his appointment by order of the Hetman of Ukraine.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 98. P. 50

    Announcement of Major General Chernikov

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 99. P. 20

    Telegram to Oleksandrivka County Commissioner from Provincial Commissioner Kondrashenko.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 99. P. 29

    Announcement of the Ekaterinoslav County Commissioner on the punishment for spreading false information about the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the authorities.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 48. Inv. 2. File 6. P. 49

    Order of the County Commandant for Ekaterinoslav County on the national flag of Ukraine.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 64. Inv. 3. File 1. P. 41

     

     

    «United … by efforts … to build an indivisible independent State of Ukraine…»


     

    The Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine

    Appeal of the Ukrainian National Rada to the Ukrainian people on the establishment of an independent Ukrainian state on the lands of the former Austro-Hungary. November 1, 1918

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 3505. Inv. 1. File 38. P. 1

    Photo of Yevhen Petrushevych with the military

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1429. Inv. 1. File 33. P. 43

    The Provisional Basic Law on State Independence of the Ukrainian Lands of the Former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. November 13, 1918

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 3505. Inv. 1. File 35. P. 169, 169z

    Symon Petliura, 1919

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1871. Inv. 1. File 8

    Appeal of the Ukrainian People’s Rada to the Directory of the Ukrainian People’s Republic in Kyiv. 16 January 1919

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1429. Inv. 1. File 5. P. 1, 2

    Universal of the Directory of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. January 22, 1919

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1429. Inv. 1. File 5. P. 5

    Symon Petliura and Volodymyr Vynnychenko at a rally on Sofia Square to mark the proclamation of the Act of Reunification of the West Ukrainian People’s Republic and the Ukrainian People’s Republic. January 22, 1919.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 3964. Inv. 1. File 49. P. 55

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region

    Order of the County Telegram from the Ekaterinoslav Provincial Commissioner.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 99. P. 90

    The announcement of Oleksandrivka County Commissioner Lazarenko on the introduction of the hryvnia currency in Ukraine.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 24. Inv. 7. File 99. P. 35

    Address of the Main Team of the Ukrainian Republican Troops to the Ukrainian people.

    The State Archives of Zaporizhzhya Region F. 64. Inv. 3. File 1. P. 125

     

     

    «Supreme power is directly owned by the people and manifests itself through the Parliament…»


     

    The Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine

    The Universal of the Rada of the Republic to the Ukrainian people. 1921

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1092. Inv. 2. File 727. P. 1

    The Law of Local Congresses and Councils of the Working People. [1919]

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1092. Inv. 2. File 53. P. 30a

    Law on the Provisional Supreme Government and Legislative Order in the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the Law on the State People’s Rada of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. November 12, 1920

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1065. Inv. 2. File 49. P. 5-7z

    Excerpt from the draft Constitution (Basic State Laws) of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. 1921

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1092. Inv. 2. File 727. P. 241-248

    Group of representatives of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. In the center – the Chairman of the Directory of the UPR and the Chief Ataman of the UPR troops Simon Petliura. Kamenets-Podolsky. 1919

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1871. Inv. 1. File 8.

    Appeal to the people by the Prime Minister of Carpathian Ukraine, Augustyn Voloshyn, calling for independence and the development of an independent state. 3 November 1938

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 4465. Inv. 1. File 126. P. 39

    Map of Carpathian Ukraine after the definition of the Ukrainian-Slovak border. October 24, 1938

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 4465. Inv. 1. File 808, P.1.

     

     

    «…Two sides of the legal status of Ukraine…»


     

    The Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine

    Constitution of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic, approved by the All-Ukrainian Congress of Soviets on March 10, 1919, and adopted in its final version by the All-Ukrainian Central Executive Committee. March 14, 1919

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 1. File 12. P. 12-16

    Draft Constitution of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic, submitted for approval by the 11th All-Ukrainian Congress of Soviets. May 15, 1929.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 5. File 5. P. 55

    Draft Constitution (Basic Law) of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. March 1978

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 3087. P. 6

    Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic “On the Draft Constitution of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic”. 22 March 1978

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 3087. P. 5

    The Central State Archives of Public Organization of Ukraine

    Excerpts from the draft Constitution of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in Russian and Ukrainian. 1937

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 20. File 7078. P. 1,37

    Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine «On the Draft Constitution of the Ukrainian SSR». January 31, 1978

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 10. File 3029. P. 16

    Statement by V. Chornovil to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Lviv Regional Court in connection with his arrest. October 30, 1967.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 24. File 6306. P. 108-110.

    Excerpts from the last word of V. Chornovil during the session of the Lviv Regional Court. November 15, 1967.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 24. File 6306. P. 111, 112, 119.

    Appeals of I. Dziuba, I. Svitlichny, N. Svitlichna, L. Kostenko, A. Gorska to the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine P. Shelest and Representatives of government agencies and public Organizations regarding the trial in the case of V. Chornovil. No later than December 29, 1967.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 24. File 6306. P. 103-107.

    Statement by A. Gorska, L. Semikina, G. Sevruk addressed to the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Soviet Union P. Demichev, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine F. Ovcharenko and to the Presidium of the Union of Artists of the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics in connection with their expulsion from the Union of Artists of the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics. Not earlier than November 12, 1968.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 41. File 416. P. 227-230.

    Excerpts from Ukrainian newspapers in the United States «Svoboda» and «America», with reports of the arrest of V. Chornovil, I. Svitlichny, and others, were sent to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine by the Permanent Representative of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic to the United Nations. January 1972.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 25. File 698. P. 68, 70, 71.

    Excerpt from the article «Our Tasks», included in the collection of documents of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group. 1978.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 339. Inv. 1 (fund in a state of formation).

    Principles of the Statute of the Ukrainian Helsinki Union. July 7, 1988.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 339. Inv. 1 (fund in a state of formation).

    Obituaries of the All-Ukrainian Society of Political Prisoners and Repressed on the Reburial of Yuriy Litvin, Vasyl Stus, and Oleksa Tykhiy. September 1, 1989.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 339. Inv. 1 (fund in a state of formation).

    The Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine names after G. Pshenychnyi

    Participants of the dissident movement in the USSR, former liaison officer of the UPA Commander R. Shukhevych D. Husyak and member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group N. Svitlychna in the Taras Shevchenko Park in Kyiv. 1970s

    Pshenychnyі CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. 2-161287

     

     

    «…Continuing the thousand-year tradition of state formation in Ukraine…»


     

    The Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine

    Декларація про державний суверенітет України. 16 липня 1990 р.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 4490. P. 100, 101

    The Law of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of October 24, 1990 «On Amendments and Additions to the Constitution (Famental Law) of the Ukrainian SSR. October 24, 1990

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 4497. P. 57-63

    The Law of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic «On Establishing the Presidency of the Ukrainian SSR and Amending the Constitution (F.amental Law) of the Ukrainian SSR». July 5, 1991

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 4606. P. 171-175

    The Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine. August 24, 1991

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 4630. P. 2

    Statement on the results of the All-Ukrainian referendum. December 1, 1991.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 28. File 144. P. 6

    Decree of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “On holding an All-Ukrainian referendum on the proclamation of Ukraine’s independence”. October 11, 1991

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 4634. P. 61-62

    The Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine names after G. Pshenychnyi

    Raising the national flag near the building of the Kyiv City Council. July 24, 1990. Frame from a film document.

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. П-11561-1

    Voter registration during the All-Ukrainian referendum and the election of the President of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk. December 1, 1991

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. О-202823

    Rally in support of the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the independence of Ukraine on Khreschatyk Street in Kyiv. September 3, 1991

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. 2-156575

     

     

    «The people of Ukraine, expressing their sovereign will…»


     

    The Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine

    Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine «On the Draft of the New Constitution». 1 July 1992

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 4746. P. 1

    Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine «On the Draft of the New Constitution of Ukraine». 8 October 1993

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 4878. P. 17

    Draft Constitution of Ukraine, submitted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for public discussion. July 1, 1992

    ЦДАВО України. Ф. 1. Оп. 16. Спр. 4746. Арк. 2-5, 103.

    The Constitutional Agreement between the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the President of Ukraine «On the Basic Principles of Organization and Functioning of State Power and Local Self-Government in Ukraine for the Period Pending the Adoption of the New Constitution of Ukraine». June 8, 1995

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 5467-b. P. 1-2, 50-50z

    The Central State Archives of Public Organization of Ukraine

    Statement of the Central Leadership of the People’s Movement of Ukraine in connection with the signing of the Constitutional Treaty between the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the President of Ukraine, published in the information and analytical bulletin of the People’s Movement of Ukraine «Visnyk Rukh». June 1995.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 270. Inv. 2. File 12. P. 74 (reverse).

    Statement of the Central Leadership of the People’s Movement of Ukraine on the constitutional process in Ukraine. March 24, 1996.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 270. Inv. 1. File 220. P. 45.

    The Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine names after G. Pshenychnyi

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine O. Moroz (left) and President of Ukraine L. Kuchma after the signing of the Constitutional Treaty between the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the President of Ukraine. 1st from the left – V. Durdynets, 2nd from the right – I. Yukhnovskyi. Kyiv, June 8, 1995

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. 0-217473

    Presidium and hall of the solemn meeting dedicated to the 1st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Kyiv, August 22, 1992

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. 0-224108

    The State Archives of Kyiv region

    The decision of the XI session of the Kyiv Regional Council of People’s Deputies of the XXI convocation of September 29, 1992 «On the draft of the new Constitution of Ukraine». September 29, 1992

    State Archives of Kyiv region, fond R-880, inventory 16, file 1305, leaf 8

    The draft decision of the XI session of the Kyiv Regional Council of People’s Deputies of the XXI convocation of September 29, 1992. «Proposals and remarks to the draft of the new Constitution of Ukraine».

    State Archives of Kyiv region, fond R-880, inventory 16, file 1314, leaf 6-11

    The State Archives of Lygansk region

    Decisions of the thirteenth session of the twenty-first convocation of the Stanychno-Luhansk District Council of People’s Deputies of September 29, 1992. «On the draft of the new Constitution of Ukraine»

    State Archives of Lygansk region, fond R-39, inventory 1, file 2, leaf 18-35

    Decision of the twenty-second convocation of the Vilkhiv village council of people’s deputies of April 16, 1996 «On discussion of the draft of the new Constitution of Ukraine»

    State Archives of Lygansk region, fond P-42, inventory 1, file 387, leaf 7

    The State Archives of Cherkasy region

    Agreement of Cherkasy regional organizations of democratic political parties on cooperation in promoting the adoption of the Constitution. [1996].

    State Archives of Cherkasy region, fond P-6030, inventory 1, file 2, leaf 9

    Statement of the representatives of Cherkasy regional organizations of democratic political parties on the formation of the Cherkasy regional committee in support of the new Constitution. [1996].

    State Archives of Cherkasy region, fond P-6030, inventory 1, file 2, leaf 10

     

     

    «…To recognize the draft Constitution of Ukraine as urgent…»


     

    The Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine

    Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine «On the Draft Constitution of Ukraine». 4 June 1996

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 5268. P. 75

    Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine «On the Procedure for Reporting the Work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the Discussion of the Draft Constitution of Ukraine». 19 June 1996.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 5269. P. 61

    Decree of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine «On the Creation of the Temporary Special Commission on the Development of the Draft Constitution of Ukraine». 5 May 1996

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 22. File 2320. P. 1-2

    The Central State Archives of Public Organization of Ukraine

    Conclusions of the expert group of the Liberal Party of Ukraine on the draft Constitution of Ukraine. Spring 1996

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 317. Inv. 1. File 17. P. 56, 56 (reverse)

    Summary of the draft Constitution of Ukraine, prepared by the working subcommittee of the Constitutional Commission and agreed by the Representatives of the President, the Verkhovna Rada, the Supreme Court and the Supreme Arbitration Court of Ukraine. Spring 1996.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 317. Inv. 1. File 17. P. 69-70.

    Statement of the faction of the Socialist Party of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the constitutional process in the state. June 1996.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 328. Inv. 1. File 54. P. 60, 60 (reverse).

    Composition of the Coordinating Council of the All-Ukrainian Public Committee in support of the new Constitution of Ukraine. April 1996.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 270. Inv. 1. File 220. P. 66.

    The Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine names after G. Pshenychnyi

    Hall during the sitting of the Constitutional Commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Kyiv, March 1996

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. 0-219699

    The People’s Deputy of Ukraine Yaroslava Stetsko (right) talks to the participants of the rally near the House of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine during the consideration of the draft Constitution of Ukraine in the Parliament. Kyiv, June 1996

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. 0-233248

    The State Archives of Donetsk region

    Decision of the Luhansk Village Council of People’s Deputies of April 10, 1996 «On the Draft Constitution of Ukraine».

    The State Archives of Donetsk region. F. 3. Inv. 1. File 414. P. 30.

    Decision of the Luhansk Village Council of People’s Deputies of April 10, 1996 «On the Draft Constitution of Ukraine», continued.

    The State Archives of Donetsk region. F. 3. Inv. 1. File 414. P. 31.

    Order of the Chairman of the Dzerzhinsk City Council of People’s Deputies of March 28, 1996 № 200r «On the organization of discussion of the draft Constitution of Ukraine in Dzerzhinsk».

    The State Archives of Donetsk region. F. 32. Inv. 1. File 1595. P. 176.

    Order of the Chairman of the Dzerzhinsk City Council of People’s Deputies of March 28, 1996 № 200r «On the organization of discussion of the draft Constitution of Ukraine in Dzerzhinsk», continued.

    The State Archives of Donetsk region. F. 32. Inv. 1. File 1595. P. 177.

    The State Archives of Kyiv region

    The decision of the Kyiv Regional Council of People’s Deputies of April 19, 1996 № 66-06-ХХІІ «On the Draft Constitution of Ukraine».

    State Archives of Kyiv region, fond Р-5649, inventory 1, file 28, leaf 32-33.

    The speech of the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Vyshneve City Council of People’s Deputies Goshko A.O. at the meeting of the V session of the Executive Committee of the Vyshneve City Council of People’s Deputies of the XXII convocation, June 15, 1996.

    State Archives of Kyiv region, fond Р-5699, inventory 1, file 401, leaf 104-108.

    The information on the discussion of the draft Constitution of Ukraine in the staff of Vyshnivska secondary school № 4, April 17, 1996.

    State Archives of Kyiv region, fond Р-5699, inventory 1, file 401, leaf 110-111.

    The amendments and additions to the draft Constitution of Ukraine proposed by the Kyiv-Sviatoshynskyi district organization of the People’s Movement of Ukraine.

    State Archives of Kyiv region, fond Р-5699, inventory 1, file 401, leaf 112-113.

    The State Archives of Lviv Region

    Address of the session of the Lviv Regional Council of People’s Deputies on the adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine (March 20, 1996).

    State Archives of Lviv region, fond Р-3257, inventory 1, file 114, leaf 151-153.

    The State Archives of Mykolaiv Region

    The Order of the President of Ukraine envoy in Mykolaiv Region of July 22 1992 № 318 «On organisation of the discussion of the new Constitution of Ukraine project».

    DAMO. F. P. 5961. Inv.1. Case 20. Pages 158, 159.

    The Decision of Mykolaiv regional Rada of deputies of VII session 22 calling of April 26 1996 № 2 «Concerning the activities on clarification in the field of the new Constitution of Ukraine project».

    DAMO. F.Р. 6121. Inv. 1. Case. 88. Page 59.

    The State Archives of Poltava Region

    The community of Poltava region during a rally with the slogan «We demand a democratic Constitution for Ukrainian state.» Poltava. Early 1990s.

    Scientific and information fond of the State Archives of Poltava region.

    Order of the Head of Poltava Regional State Administration dated March 18, 1996 №144 «On ensuring the discussion of the draft Constitution of Ukraine».

    DAPO. F. 9131. Inv.1. File. 596. P.217-221.

    Decision of the tenth session of the twenty-first convocation of the Poltava Regional Council of October 20, 1992 «On the draft of the new Constitution of Ukraine».

    DAPO. F. 9130. Inv.1. File. 24. P. 79-80.

    Order of the Head of Poltava Regional State Administration dated 05.08.1996 №388 «On priority related to the adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine».

    DAPO. F. 9131. Inv.1. File. 601. P. 26.

    The State Archives of Sumy Region

    Article by V. Myronenko «Constitutional process: hurry without hurry?».

    DASO. Newspaper «Sumshchina» № 37-38 of May 8, 1996, p. 3, inv. № 2818.

    Article by V. Myronenko «Constitutional process: hurry without hurry?».

    DASO. Newspaper «Sumshchina» № 37-38 of May 8, 1996, p. 4, inv. № 2818.

    Decision of the Sumy Regional Council of April 29, 1996 «About the project of Constitution of Ukraine».

    DASO. F. 2196r. Inv. 23. File 95. P. 192.

    Decision of the Sumy Regional Council of April 29, 1996 «About the project of Constitution of Ukraine».

    DASO. F. 2196r. Inv. 23. File 95. P. 193.

    Decision of the Sumy Regional Council of April 29, 1996 «About the project of Constitution of Ukraine».

    DASO. F. 2196r. Inv. 23. File 95. P. 194.

    Decision of the Sumy Regional Council of April 29, 1996 «About the project of Constitution of Ukraine».

    DASO. F. 2196r. Inv. 23. File 95. P.195.

    Order of the Chairman of the Sumy Regional Council of April 18, 1996 № 4 «About convening the ninth session of the Regional Council of People’s Deputies» to consider the project of Constitution of Ukraine.

    DASO. F. 2196r. Inv. 23. File 97. P. 15.

    Proposals and remarks of the Sumy Regional State Administration to the project of Constitution, March 11, 1996.

    DASO. F. 7735r. Inv. 3. File 163. P. 298.

    Proposals and remarks of the Sumy Regional State Administration to the project of Constitution, March 11, 1996.

    DASO. F. 7735r. Inv. 3. File 163. P. 300.

    Proposals and remarks of the Sumy Regional State Administration to the project of Constitution, March 11, 1996.

    DASO. F. 7735r. Inv. 3. File 163. P. 305.

    The State Archives of Ternopil Region

    Constitution (basic law) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and comments to it. Lecture of the OUN-UPA propaganda department.

    State Archives of Ternopil region, fond Р-3432, inventory 1, file 30, leaf 1-25.

    The State Archives of Kherson Region

    List of proposals and remarks made to the draft Constitution of Ukraine at the VIII session of the Kherson Regional Council of People’s Deputies on May 16, 1996.

    State Archives of Kherson region, fond Р-1979, inventory 16, file 185, leaf 108, 109, 110.

    Order of the Head of the Regional State administration of April 17, 1996 № 264 «On measures to clarify the draft Constitution of Ukraine».

    State Archives of Kherson region, fond Р-4067, inventory 1, file 157, leaf 156.

    The composition of the group to explain the draft Constitution of Ukraine, approved by the order of the Head of the Regional State administration of April 17, 1996 № 264.

    State Archives of Kherson region, fond Р-4067, inventory 1, file 157, leaf 157.

    A copy of the minutes of the meeting of representatives of regional youth organizations of political parties dated April 25, 1996 on the establishment of the Youth Public Committee in support of the Constitution of Ukraine.

    State Archives of Kherson region, fond Р-4094, inventory 4, file 6, leaf 6.

    The State Archives of Khmelnytskyi Region

    Information about the course of discussion the draft Constitution of Ukraine, letter of the Deputy Head of the Khmelnytsky Regional State Administration to the Office for Territories of the Administration of the President of Ukraine. April 3, 1996.

    SAKhmR. S. 6377. Desc.1. Case 411. Sheets 10, 11.

    Proposals on the draft Constitution of Ukraine, Section II, letter of the Deputy Head of the Khmelnytsky Regional State Administration of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. April 3, 1996.

    SAKhmR. S. 6377. Desc.1. Case 411. Sheets 12, 13.

    The State Archives of Chernihiv region

    Order of the head of the regional state administration dated 25.03.1996 No. 210 «On measures for discussion and clarification of the draft Constitution of Ukraine», measures of the regional state administration to ensure discussion and clarification with regard to the draft Constitution of Ukraine. Working group participants and operative data on the course of discussion of the Constitution of Ukraine, March 25, 1996

    State Archive of Chernihiv region, F.8853. Оp. 4. C. 27. p. 144–152.

    Order of the head of the regional state administration dated 16.04.1996 No. 267 «On measures to clarify the draft Constitution of Ukraine» and working group participants that explain the draft Constitution of Ukraine, April 16, 1996.

    State Archive of Chernihiv region, F.8853. Оp. 4. C. 29. p. 77–78.

    Decision of the seventh session of the XXV convocation of the Chernihiv Regional Council of People’s Deputies, dated April 24, 1996 «On the draft Constitution of Ukraine», April 24, 1996.

    State Archive of Chernihiv region, F. 9063. Оp. 1. С. 27. p. 17.

    Проекти рішення сьомої сесії XXV скликання Чернігівської обласної ради народних депутатів від 24.04.1996 «Про проект Конституції України» та пропозиції депутата обласної ради І.Г. Чорного.

    Державний архів Чернігівської області. Ф. 9063. Оп. 1. Спр. 28. Арк. 5–8.

     

     

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    The Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine

    From the minutes of the 158th sitting of the fifth session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine. June 28, 1996.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 5277. P. 120, 157, 158, 160.

    Law of Ukraine «On the adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine and its entry into force.» June 28, 1996

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 1. Inv. 16. File 5466. P. 56.

    Congratulatory telegrams addressed to the President of Ukraine on the occasion of the adoption of the new Constitution. June 28, 1996.

    TsDAVO of Ukraine. F. 5233. Inv. 2. File 1035. P. 13-17.

    The Central State Archives of Public Organization of Ukraine

    Address of the Central Leadership of the People’s Movement of Ukraine to the President of Ukraine L. Kuchma with a call to ensure strict compliance with the requirements of the Constitution regarding the use of the state language by the authorities and administration throughout Ukraine. July 6, 1996.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 270. Inv. 1. File 220. P. 107.

    Address of the Central Leadership of the People’s Movement of Ukraine to the President of Ukraine L. Kuchma with a call to bring the use of symbols in Ukraine in line with the Constitution. July 6, 1996.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. F. 270. Inv. 1. File 220. P. 109.

    The Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine names after G. Pshenychnyi

    National Deputies of Ukraine in the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine during the consideration of the draft Constitution of Ukraine. Kyiv, June 28, 1996. A shot from the video document.

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. ЦВ-8.

    Results of the voting for the adoption of the draft Constitution of Ukraine on the electronic board in the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Kyiv, June 28, 1996 A shot from the video document.

    Pshenychnyi CSFPSA of Ukraine. No. of arch. u. ЦВ-8

    The State Archives of Volyn Region

    Order of the Chairman of the Lutsk City Council of September 12, 1996 № 418r «On measures to clarify the Constitution of Ukraine»

    State Archive of Volyn Region. F. 4. Inf. 6.File 2653. P. 193-194

    Decision of the tenth extraordinary session of the Volyn Regional Council of June 26, 1997 №10 / 1 «On the first anniversary of the Constitution of Ukraine»

    State Archive of Volyn Region. F. 6. Inf. 22. File 276. P. 4-5

    Order of the Chairman of the Lutsk City Council of June 27, 1997 № 265-r «On the celebration of the first anniversary of the Constitution of Ukraine in the city»

    State Archive of Volyn Region. F. 4. Inf. 6.File 2742. P. 212-214

    The State Archives of Kirovograd Region

    Article “New Constitution of Ukraine – way out of crisis” (by Anatoly Revenko – chairman of the regional organization of People’s Movement of Ukraine). 1996.

    SAKR. RIF. Тhe newspaper “Kirovograd Truth” # 40, 09.04.1996. Іnv. # 6547. Р. 76 (reverse).

    Order of the head of state administration district of Dobrovelychkivka from September 10 1996 #286 “Organization of Clarifications of Constitution of Ukraine.

    SAKR. F. 7981. Inv. 1. File 34. Р. 30, 31.

    The State Archives of Lugansk Region

    «I wanted our Nenka and we, her children, to live» // Visnyk of Starobilshchyna. April 20, 1996 № 35 (11089).

    The State Archives of Lugansk Region F. P-317. Inv. 2. File 49. P. 144

    «New Constitution of Ukraine:» against «and» for «« // Visnyk of Starobilshchyna. June 8, 1996 № 49 (11103).

    The State Archives of Lugansk Region F. P-317. Inv. 2. File 49. P. 118-119.

    The State Archives of Cherkasy Region

    Statement of the Kaniv City District Committee on the Interpretation of the New Constitution. July 3, 1996.

    The State Archives of Cherkasy Region F. P-6030. Inv. 1. File 15. P. 14.