By Hall Gardner
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During the Russian Revolution, Ukraine divided into essentially three prime centers of power, plus the anarchist Makhno movement. First, there was the UPR—also known as the UNR—with its leadership in Kiev established on November 20, 1917. The UPR/UNR was initially recognized by the central powers of Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey but was then overthrown by Berlin after the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk that established political tutelage over Kiev on April 30, 1918. The UPR/UNR was then restored in November 1918 under a social-democratic directorate after imperial German defeat.
The hardline opposition also wanted to repress Gorbachev’s domestic reforms of glasnost and perestroika.
While both sides agreed to cooperate against the Ottoman Empire, Poland saw Russia as gaining regional hegemony. Later, Swedish efforts to liberate Ukraine, and then to march on an expanding Russia, failed disastrously in the 1709 Battle of Poltava when Russia forced the return of Augustus II to the throne of Poland and Denmark. With the defeat of Sweden in the Great Northern War (1700–1721), Russia, then in alliance with Poland, occupied Mecklenburg (the neighbor of Hanover) and made a decisive step to the Baltic, opening the door to Europe by 1721.