|born on||24 August 1991 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )|
|Place||Kiev, Ukraine, 50n26, 30e31|
|Timezone||EEDT h3e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||00°57' 22°24 Asc. 16°34'|
Ukraine sits at a particularly pivotal place on planet earth, between Europe and Russia. Like many other countries, Ukraine has had a turbulent past complete with invasions, famine, wars, massacres, annexation to foreign countries, and periods of independence. Following World War I in 1918, with the dissolution of the Austrian empire, parts of the Ukraine were annexed to Czechoslovakia and Romania. In 1921, the country became the Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine. On August 24, 1991, Ukraine proclaimed its independence from Russia. Over 90% of the population approved of independence in a referendum vote held on December 1 that year. Ukraine then became a parliamentary democracy with separate executive, judicial, and legislative branches, and the country elected its first President. On December 8, 1991, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus formed the CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States, a loose association of three former Soviet Republics. The Ukraine’s constitution was adopted on June 28, 1996.
Since its independence in 1991, the country has had only two Presidents. Leonid Kravchuk served from December 1, 1991 until the elections of 1994. Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma won the election held in July 1994 and was subsequently re-elected in 1999. On April 10, 2001, Kuchma and his associates pushed through Parliament a vote of no-confidence in Viktor Yushchenko, then Prime Minister. Yushchenko was forced to leave the administration but formed his own coalition of supporters and opposed Viktor Yanukovych in the 2004 Presidential race. Yanukovych has been supported by the incumbent Kuchma and by Vladimir Putin of Russia. In the autumn of 2004, Yushchenko’s health became the subject of much speculation after he was rushed to a hospital for what was initially diagnosed as pancreatitis. In December 2004, the Vienna clinic where he was treated confirmed that he had been poisoned by dioxin. Yushchenko claims that government agents are responsible but, as of this writing, no one has been arrested and charged with the crime.
The hotly contested elections between Yanukovych and Yushchenko were held on October 31, 2004. The vote was too closely divided to declare a winner, and a run-off election was held on November 21, 2004. After Yushchenko supporters declared the elections had been rigged, demonstrations and strikes led the Parliament to declare the results invalid. On November 27, 2004, the parliament passed a resolution, upheld by the Supreme Court on December 3, 2004, that the run-off was invalid. The parliament also passed a resolution of no confidence in the Elections Commissions and in the Government. Another election has been scheduled for December 26, 2004.
Nick Campion in "The Book of World Horoscopes," Cinnabar Books, 1996, p. 373 citing local astrologers for 5:31 PM BGT/2:31 PM GMT
On 19 February 2014, the entry was changed to reflect local time 17:31 which corresponds to GMT 15:31.
On 1 March 2014, after more research into timezone history, the timezone was cvhanged to 3he, or GMT 14:31
Forum member Heracles V wrote on 2 March 2014: "This article was published just a few days after the Ukrainian declaration of independence in The Ukrainian Weekly http://www.ukrweekly.com/old/archive/1991/359102.shtml abd says: 'After the break, at 5:55 p.m., the Supreme Soviet of Ukraine voted 321 to 2, with 6 abstentions, out of 360, for the Act of Declaration of the Independence of Ukraine and the creation of an independent Ukrainian state - Ukraine. At 6 p.m., the Ukrainian Parliament voted 346 to 1, with 3 abstentions (out of 362), for the resolution declaring Ukraine an independent, democratic state, effective immediately, and calling for a republican referendum on December 1. '
- Mundane : Political : Birth of State or Country