Ukraine

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Country information country code: UA
continent: Europe
capital: Kiev (Kyyiv)
languages: Ukrainian, Russian

EU membership: no
NATO membership: no

GSM: 900/1800
GPS: 49 00 N, 32 00 E
electricity: 220V/50Hz

currency:
Ukrainian Hryvnia: UAH
1UAH = 0.199 USD
1UAH = 0.157 EUR

phone code: +380-44

Travel advices and warnings Ukraine
Culture The Ukrainian Cultural Center is a non-denominational organization open to people of all faiths. Our Center is co-located with Tallinn’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and a small Ukrainian Catholic Convent. This beautiful architectural triptych was conceived and designed by Anatolij Ljutjuk. Working together with like-minded friends, Anatolij rebuilt each of these three structures by hand, returning to each building its original medieval spirit in the process.

Those of us who work at the Ukrainian Cultural Center are dedicated to promoting Ukrainian Culture in Estonia. We provide a place where local Ukrainians can preserve their language, culture, and traditions. The Center also makes it possible for Estonians and people of other nationalities to learn more about the Ukrainian way of life.
Eating One of the most enjoyable aspects of travelling to a new country is trying their local cuisine. Ukraine has a wonderful variety of foods, adopting aspects of Russian, Romanian, Tatar, and Middle Eastern cuisine, and infusing it with their own local tastes and specialties.

Much of Ukrainian cuisine greatly resembles Russian dishes, and they are often called similar names, with a few exceptions. The centerpiece of a good Ukrainian meal is always some kind of meat. Ground beef cutlets, breaded fried chicken, and grilled fish are common main dishes. Don't expect anything spicy - at most, a dish will be accentuated with salt, cream, and dill, which are meant to help enrich the meat's own flavor. One Ukrainian specialty you might get to try is holodets, a concoction of chicken and vegetables trapped in a jelly made from the chicken's own bone marrow.
Language The official language of Ukraine is Ukrainian, an East Slavic language which is the native language of 67. 5% of Ukraine's population. Russian is the native language of 29. 6% of Ukraine's population and the rest (2. 9%) are native speakers of other languages. Ethnologue lists 40 minority languages and dialects; nearly all are languages of the former Soviet Union.
Valuta The National Currency of the present-day Ukraine is Hryvnia (abbreviation: UAH), it replaced the Coupon in 1996. Ukrainian coins are called Kopiyka. 1 Hryvnia equals 100 Kopiyok (the plural of kopiyka).

Kiev (Kyyiv), Ukraine

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From wikipedia about Ukraine

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603, 628 km², making it the largest contiguous country on the European continent. Ukraine borders the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

Established by the Varangians in the 9th century, the medieval state of Kievan Rus', the first East Slavic state, emerged as a powerful nation in the middle ages until it disintegrated in the 12th century. By the middle of the 14th century, Ukrainian territories were under the rule of three external powers—the Golden Horde, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and the Kingdom of Poland. After the Great Northern War (1700–1721) Ukraine was divided between a number of regional powers and, by the 19th century, the largest part of Ukraine was integrated into the Russian Empire with the rest under Austro-Hungarian control. After a chaotic period of incessant warfare and several attempts at independence (1917–21) following World War I and the Russian Civil War, it emerged on December 30, 1922 as one of the founding republics of the Soviet Union. The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic's territory was enlarged westward shortly before and after World War II, and southwards in 1954 with the. In 1945, the Ukrainian SSR became one of the founding members of the United Nations.

Ukraine became independent again after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Herewith began a period of transition to a market economy, in which Ukraine was stricken with an eight-year recession. Since then though, the economy experienced a high increase in GDP growth. Ukraine was caught up in the worldwide economic crisis in 2008 and the economy plunged. GDP fell 20% from spring 2008 to spring 2009, then leveled off as analysts compared the magnitude of the downturn to the worst years of economic depression during the early 1990s. Inozmi, "Ukraine – macroeconomic economic situation – June 2009"

Ukraine is a unitary state composed of 24 oblasts (provinces), one autonomous republic (Crimea), and two cities with special status: Kiev, its capital and largest city, and Sevastopol, which houses the Russian Black Sea Fleet under a leasing agreement. Ukraine is a republic under a semi-presidential system with separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukraine continues to maintain the second largest military in Europe, after that of Russia. The country is home to 46 million people, 77. 8 percent of whom are ethnic Ukrainians, with sizable minorities of Russians (17%), Belarusians and Romanians. The Ukrainian language is the official language in Ukraine. Russian is also widely spoken. The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodox Christianity, which has heavily influenced Ukrainian architecture, literature and music.
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