Viche 2013 11

11, 2013

Even prophets did not know who would get the mace

It happened on June, 2728, 1663. Before that a few councils took place both Cossack and top-ranking officers. They became especially stormy after Ukraine said goodbye to the great hetman. Before death Bohdan Khmelnytskiy wanted to pass the mace to his son, and quite a bit influential colonels denied this not characteristic for the Ukrainian society principle of heredity of sovereignty. A sharp fight began for hetman authorities.

Mykola SLAVYNSKYI