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us: Ukraine. Verkhovna Rada



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    • us: Ukraine. Verkhovnyĭ Sovet
    • us: VR Ukraïny
    • us: Ukraine. Supreme Council
    • us: Ukraine. Ukraïnsʹkyĭ parlament
    • us: Ukraine. Parlament
    • us: Ukraine. Supreme Soviet
    • us: Ukraine. Rada, Verkhovna
    • us: Supreme Council of Ukraine
    • us: Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR
    • us: Ukraine. VR Ukraïny
    • us: Ukraine. Parliament
    • us: Ukraine. Ukrainian Parliament
    • us: Ukrainian Parliament
    • us: Verkhovna Rada Ukraïnsʹkoï RSR
    • us: Verkhovna Rada Ukraïny
    • us: Ukraine. Soviet, Supreme
    • us: Ukraine. Верховна Рада
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    • found: Ukraine. Ukraine's Supreme Soviet decree on privatization ... 1992.
    • found: Encyc. of Ukraine: v. 5, p. 120 (Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR (Verkhovna Rada Ukrainskoi RSR). The highest governing and legislative body in Soviet Ukraine. It was created according to the Constitution of 1937 in place of the All-Ukrainian Congress of Soviets on the model of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. The Supreme Soviet had the authority to change the constitution of the USSR, to approve state plans for the economic and political development of the country, to enact legislation, to change administrative territorial borders, and to establish the budget. It also elected the Council of Ministers and accepted its reports, and appointed judges to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Soviet initially met only a few weeks a year; it elected a Presidium, consisting of a chariman, 3 deputy chairmen, a secretary, and some 20 members, to act is its place between sessions. The Presidium was delegated almost complete authority by the Supreme Soviet, although some decisions had to be ratified later by the entire Soviet. The chairman of the Presidium (and of the Supreme Soviet) was legally the head of state. Deputies were elected on the basis of universal suffrage by all citizens of Ukraine over 18 years through direct, secret balloting. The Communist Party exercised total control over the Supreme Soviet. By 1991 the Supreme Soviet had emerged as the most important forum of the struggle for democratic change in Ukraine. After the collapse of Soviet rule in 1991, the Supreme Soviet was renamed the Supreme Council of Ukraine)
    • found: Ukraine's parliamentary election, 1994: p. 3 (Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council))
    • found: Ukraine's new Parliament, 1994: t.p. verso (Ukrainian Parliament)
    • found: Khto i͡e khto v Ukraïni, 1993: p. 207 (Verkhovna Rada Ukraïny)
    • found: Ukraïnsʹkyĭ parlament 13-ho sklykanni͡a, 1-a sesii͡a, 1995: t.p. verso (narodnykh deputativ VR Ukraïny 13-sklykanni͡a na 1-ĭ sesiï)
    • notfound: Ukr. rad. ent͡sykl.:v. 2, p. 419 (Vseukraïnsʹkyĭ Z'ïzd Rad established and held first session 24-25 Dec. 1917 in Kharkiv as highest governmental authority in the Ukraine; its 14th and last session was held Jan. 1937, when the new Ukrainian Constitution replaced it with the Verkhovna Rada URSR)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Machine-derived non-Latin script reference project.]
    • [Non-Latin script references not evaluated.]
    • [This heading covers both the Ukrainian SSR period (1937-1991) and the newly independent state of Ukraine (1991- )]
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-10-02: new
    • 2013-05-31: revised
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