In June 1920 the Bolschewiki took on the power in Kiev. In March 1921 Poland accepted the Soviet Ukraine in international law in the framework of the Peace contract Of Riga
In December 1922 the Ukrainian Soviet Republic became joined together with the Russian, the White-Russian and the Trans-Caucasus-Republic to the Union Of The Soviet Republics
. For the moment was Charkiv the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic.
Whereas in the twenties of the last century the Ukrainian language and culture were promoted, cadre positions with natives occupied and the Ukrainian language became official style, it behaved contrary in the thirties.
From 1933 on became the Ukraine russified. Almost the entire political, economic and cultural elite of the Ukraine was murdered or in criminal camp
deported. The substitute formed Russians.
From 1938 on became the Russian language the compulsory subject at the schools and universities. Under the reign of Chruschtschow
the entire state and party leadership became, partially more times, replaced, like throughout in the Soviet Union, on command of Stalin.
On June 30, 1941 the German troops occupied the Ukraine. Until end of 1944 the red army recaptured all occupied areas.
In June 1941 the Ukrainian nationalists in L'viv under leadership of Stepan Bandera
exclaimed the independence of the Ukraine, the 'Republic of Lemberg'
, lasted only few days.
In the years 1944-46 became the in Poland living Ukrainians and in the Ukraine living Poles 'interchanged' in the course of ethnic cleanings.
At the same time Stalin ordered - because of alleged collaboration with the German - to deport all minorities, Armenians, Bulgarians, Greeks, German and others, from the peninsula Crimea to Asia.
In the year 1954 the 1921 founded Autonomous Socialistic Soviet Republic Crimea
became connected to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic.
The end of the Soviet Ukraine came about, as the Ukraine explained its independence on August 24, 1991
, afterwards a putsch attempt against president Gorbatschow was undertaken in Moscow.
On December 15, 2000 becomes the nuclear power plant Chernobyl, in which at April 26, 1986 the reactor block IV exploded, finally shut down. Until then died, according to official statements, approximately 3.000 of over 80.000 for protection works assigned 'Liquidators', at the radiation consequences.