Look, Ukraine is really becoming the center of Soviet military research
Hi, I'm Khrushchev and I came from Ukraine
In a surprise move in 1954, Soviet leader Kruschev transfers Crimean Peninsula to Ukraine. Armed resistance to Soviet rule end with capture of last Ukrainian Insurgent army. A reactor the Chernobyl power station explodes, sending a radioactive plume across Europe.
Became the center of Soviet military research and modernized Soviet military bases. Ukraine twice, became the bridgehead for Soviet aggression against Hungary in 1956. Because the economy was directed for military production, the availability of consumer goods was sperse.
Many members of Soviet leadership came from Ukraine line Khrushchev and Brezhnev. The Chernobyl disaster spurred a local independent movement known as Rukh. Ukraine politicians started visiting Us government officials.