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Pavel Petrovich Skoropadskii

general , politician

Pavel Skoropadskii, USSR General, politician.


Skoropadskii, Pavel was born on July 15, 1873 in Wiesbaden. Son of a landowner, descendant of an 18th century Ukrainian Cossack Hetman.


Educated at the Pages Corps, 1893.


Served in the Chevalier Guard Regiment (Konnogvardeiskii Polk). During World War I, Lieutenant-general, Commander of the 1st Cavalry Guard Division. In August 1917, appointed Commander of the Ukrainian Corps by the Provisional Government.

After the Bolshevik take-over 1917, appointed head of the army by the Ukrainian Rada, October 1917. Under German occupation during World War I, elected in Kiev Hetman (head of state) of the Ukraine, 29 April 1918. Unable to keep his position without German help, overthrown by leftwing Ukrainians under Petliura, 14 December 1918.

Emigrated to Germany.


Religion divides people, and is a cause of numerous wars and conflicts throughout the human history.


The emphasis on peaceful coexistence doesn’t mean that the Soviet Union accepted a static world with clear lines. Socialism is inevitable and the "correlations of forces" were moving towards socialism.