Dating in kharkov
A powerful nationally aware political movement was also established there and the concept of an Independent Ukraine was first declared there by the lawyer Mykola Mikhnovsky in 1900.
Soon after the Crimean War, in 1860–61 number of hromada societies sprung up across the Ukrainian cities including Kharkiv.
A well-known landmark of Kharkiv is the Freedom Square (Ploshcha Svobody formerly known as Dzerzhinsky Square), which is the sixth largest city square in Europe, and the 12th largest square in the world. All the underground stations have very special distinctive architectures.
There is an underground rapid-transit system (metro) with about 38.1 km (24 mi) of track and 29 stations. Kharkiv was a host city for the UEFA Euro 2012, and hosted three group soccer matches at the reconstructed Metalist Stadium.
In 1727, Belgorod Governorate was split off, and Kharkiv moved to Belgoro Governorate.
It was the center of a separate administrative unit, Kharkiv Sloboda Cossack regiment.
During World War II, four battles took place for control of the city: Before the occupation, Kharkiv's tank industries were evacuated to the Urals with all their equipment, and became the heart of Red Army's tank programs (particularly, producing the T-34 tank earlier designed in Kharkiv).In the course of the administrative reform carried out in 1708 by Peter the Great, the area was included into Kiev Governorate.Kharkiv is specifically mentioned as one of the towns making a part of the governorate.In the early 1930s, the Holodomor famine drove many people off the land into the cities, and to Kharkiv in particular, in search of food.Many people died and were secretly buried in mass graves in the cemeteries surrounding the city.