UNIVERSAL EDITION IV Central Rada Hrushevsky Vladimir Vinnichenko The February Revolution in Russia has caused the rise of the national movement in many parts of the empire, including in Ukraine. Here, as elsewhere, there was a dual power - the Soviets fought against the Provisional Government offices. However, in Ukraine, there is another parallel government - national. She decided to carry out the Ukrainian intelligentsia, representatives of liberal societies Ukrainian progressives. They called for the development of the Ukrainian state, at least in the form of autonomy within Russia, adhering to constitutional and democratic ideas. March 4, 1917 at a meeting of the Society of Ukrainian progressives Central Council was formed. At first it consisted of a few dozen people, but in April was held Ukrainian National Congress, which was attended by delegates from the Ukrainian political parties and organizations. He was re-elected to the Central Council, and then supplemented with a number of delegates from the Ukrainian Congress: peasant, military, working. Thus, the composition of the Central Rada was brought up to 600 people representing a variety of games - Ukrainian Social-Democrats, Socialist-Revolutionaries, Socialists-Federalists, the Bolsheviks. The leading role played in the Rada intelligentsia.