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President visited State Archive of Sweden where Latin version of Pylyp Orlyk’s Constitution is stored

14 November 2016 - 16:03

President visited State Archive of Sweden where Latin version of Pylyp Orlyk’s Constitution is stored

In the framework of the official visit to Sweden, President Petro Poroshenko visited the State Archive of Sweden.

The Head of State examined the Latin version of the Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk and other documents of Ukrainian Cossacks stored in the State Archive of Sweden. The document of the year 1710 consists of 13 pages.

“This is one of the first Constitutions on the European continent and a symbol of the Cossack state and democracy. It is very important for Ukrainians,” Petro Poroshenko said.

The State Archive of Sweden pays special attention to this historic document, which is securely stored in a separate vault with steady moisture, temperature and other conditions necessary for its preservation.

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