The Сreation of the Ukrainian Central Rada (Council) is an important milestone in the Ukrainian national-state revival

The results of the February revolution of 1917 are revealed as the preconditions of national and state revival of Ukraine.The process of creation of the Central Rada was analyzed as a socio-political institution and its transformation in the direction of the representative body. Special attention is paid to the contemporary vision of the essence of the autonomy of Ukraine, the basic tenets of which were developed in socio-political and scientific thought of the second half of XIX – early XX centuries, in the programs of political parties, in practice of the Ukrainian community’s activity consisting of I and II State Dumas. The relationship to the idea of national-state revival of Ukraine was showed to a broad Ukrainian public and the first mission of the Ukrainian people – Ukrainian national Congress.