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Ukraine (transliterated:) is a country in Eastern Europe. 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. It has an area of, making it the largest country entirely within Europe. According to a popular and well established theory, the medieval state of Kievan Rus was established by the Varangians in the 9th century as the first historically recorded East Slavic state....

Geography of Ukraine

Geography of Ukraine varies greatly from one region of the country to another. Majority of the country's territory lays within the East European Plain. Ukraine is the second-largest country by area in Europe after the Russian Federation. Its various regions have diverse geographic features ranging from the highlands to the lowlands as well as climatic range and a wide variety in hydrography....

Sverdlovsk, Ukraine

Sverdlovsk (translit. Sverdlovs’k) is a city in Luhansk Oblast (province) of south-eastern Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of Sverdlovskyi Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast, and is located approximately 80 km from the oblast capital, Luhansk. The current estimated population is around 72,531 (as of 2001). Most of the city residents work in the mining industry. History The city tracks its roots from a small village in the headstream of Dolzhyk River....

Bar, Ukraine

Bar is a city located on the Rov River in the Vinnytsia Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Barskyi Raion (district), and is part of the historic region of Podolia. The current estimated population is 16,500 (01.jun.2013). History The city was a small trade outpost named Row. In the 16th century, Polish Queen Bona Sforza founded a fortress at the rocky outcropping above the river and named it Bar, after her town of Bari in Italy. In 1540, Polish King Sigismund I the Old granted the nearby town with city rights....

Komarno, Ukraine

Komarno is a city located in the Horodok Raion (district) of the Lviv Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. It has 4,000 inhabitants. It was founded in 1324. In the center of town is an old Polish Kostel (Catholic Church), as well as an old wooden Ukrainian Orthodox church complete with ancient icons. The river Vereshytsia flows through the town. The Hasidic dynasty of Komarno originates from this town. Komarno, which until the Partitions of Poland belonged to Ruthenian Voivodeship, received its town charter (Magdeburg rights) in the mid-15th century from King Kazimierz Jagiellonczyk....

Central Election Commission of Ukraine

The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (commonly abbreviated in Ukrainian as ЦВК (Tse-Ve-Ka); sometimes referred to as the Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine) is a permanent and independent collegiate body of the Ukrainian government. Mission and Authority The Commission is vested with authority to supervise and conduct presidential, parliamentary, and local self-government elections in Ukraine, as well as Ukrainian and local referendums. It issues mandatory decrees, which may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Ukraine or the High Administrative Court of Ukraine....

Cabinet of Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (Kabinet ministriv Ukrayiny) is the highest body of state executive power in Ukraine also referred to as the Government of Ukraine (Uryad Ukrayiny). The first modern national government of Ukraine was established in 1917 as the regional government of the Russian Republic - General Secretariat. The Cabinet is a collegiate body consisting of the Cabinet's presidium composed of five individual and several ministries that are represented by their respective minister. Some ministries maybe headed by members of the Cabinet presidium (Vice Prime Ministers)....

Embassy of Ukraine, Ottawa

The Embassy of Ukraine in Ottawa is Ukraine's diplomatic mission in Ottawa, Canada. Canada was the first western nation to recognize Ukraine's independence on December 2, 1991. The existence of a large Ukrainian-Canadian community has led to continued close relations between the two nations. The Ukrainian embassy was established on May 3, 1992. Originally in rented apartments, then it moved to a heritage building at 331 Metcalfe Street, that was purchased with the aid of donations from Ukrainian-Canadians. The current home of the embassy chancery is 310 Somerset Street West....

Central Council of Ukraine

The Tsentralna Rada or Central Rada at first was the All-Ukrainian council that united political, public, cultural, professional organizations. Later after the All-Ukrainian National Congress (19–21 April 1917), that council became the revolutionary parliament of Ukraine. Overview From its beginning the council directed the Ukrainian national movement and with its four Universals led the country from autonomy to full sovereignty....

Alma River (Ukraine)

The Alma is a small river in Crimea that flows into the Black Sea. Its mouth is located half-way between Yevpatoria and Sevastopol. Alma is the Crimean Tatar word for an "apple". Near the Alma river the allied British, French, and Ottoman armies defeated the Russians under Prince Aleksandr Sergeevich Menshikov 20 September 1854, see Battle of Alma....

Nikopol, Ukraine: For Nikopol in Bulgaria see Nikopol, Bulgaria. Nikopol (literally: "City of Victory") is a city in Ukraine, in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, on the right bank of Dnieper river, about 100 km south-we...

Reni, Ukraine: Reni is a small town which is situated on a left bank of the Daube river. It is the administrative center]] of Reni Raion (district), and is located in the historic district [[Bessarabia]. The settl...

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is the highest research body in Ukraine, as a self-governing state-funded organization. It is the main research institution along with the five other aca...

Chop, Ukraine: Chop is a city located in the Zakarpattia Oblast (province) of western Ukraine, near the borders of Slovakia and Hungary. It is separated from the Hungarian town of Záhony by the river Tisza. It is ...

Kiliya, Ukraine: Kiliya (translit. Kiliya. translit. Kiliya)) is a small city in the Odessa Oblast (province) of south-western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Kiliya Raion (district), and is located in th...

Stakhanov, Ukraine: Stakhanov is a city in the Luhansk Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. The city is designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast. the population is around 122,000. History The...

Novomoskovsk, Ukraine: Novomoskovsk is a city in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine and a center of Novomoskovsk Raion (district). As of 2001, the city's population is 72,439. The city is located predominantl...

Ordzhonikidze, Ukraine: Ordzhonikidze is a mining city of oblast subordinance in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast of central Ukraine. It is located at around . The city is named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze. History The city was founde...

Tokmak, Ukraine: Tokmak is a city in the Zaporizhia Oblast (province) of south-central Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of the Tokmatskyi Raion (district), the city itself is directly subordinate to the...

Sluch River (Ukraine): For the Sluch River in Belarus, or Northern Sluch, see Sluch River (Belarus). The Sluch or Southern Sluch (is a river, a right tributary of the Horyn River, which flows through Ukraine. It has a le...

Uzh River (Northern Ukraine): The Uzh is a river, a right tributary of the Pripyat, which empties into the Kiev Reservoir, in central Ukraine. It takes its source in the Zhytomyr Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine, and then fl...

National Bank of Ukraine (building): The National Bank of Ukraine building that is located in Kiev traces its roots to the State Bank of Russia that established its branch in Kiev, Russian Empire in 1860 after the local State Commercial...

National Parliamentary Library of Ukraine: The National Parliamentary Library of Ukraine (translit.: Natsionalna parliaments`ka biblioteka Ukrainy) is one of the national libraries of Ukraine, one of the largest libraries of the country. It ...

Khorol, Ukraine: Khorol is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. Population is 14,753 (2001). Notable natives of Khorol include Ben-Zion Dinur and Aryeh Dvoretzky....

Kotovsk, Ukraine: Kotovsk is a city in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, the administrative center of Kotovskyi Raion. Population is 40,718 (2001). Birzula, as it was called then, was the capital of the Moldavian Autonomous Sov...

Komsomolsk, Ukraine: Komsomolsk, also known as Komsomolsk-on-Dnieper (Komsomolsk-na-Dnipri), is a purpose-built mining city in central Ukraine, located on the left bank of the Dnieper river. Komsomolsk is a city of oblast...

Dzerzhynsk, Ukraine: Dzerzhynsk is a city in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population is 43,371 (2001). Its former name was Cherbinovka before 1938. Nikolai Ryzhkov, a former Premier of the Soviet Union, was born...

Busk, Ukraine: Busk is a city located in Busk Raion in Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. The city's population was 8,896 as of the 2006 Ukrainian Census. It is administrative center of the Busk Raion. Bus...

Iziaslav, Ukraine: Iziaslav or Zaslav is one of the oldest cities in Volhynia. Situated on the Horyn river in western Ukraine, the city dates back to the 11th century. Historical demographics of Iziaslav Monum...

Kirovsk, Ukraine: Kirovsk is a city in Luhansk Oblast (privince) of Ukraine. Population is 35,199 (2001). Kirovsk was founded in 1764. Its history follows closely the history of industrial development in the Eastern U...

National Philharmonic of Ukraine: The National Philharmonic of Ukraine, often referred to as Kiev Philharmonic and National Philharmonic, is a complex of two adjacent concert halls in the Khrestchaty Park in Kiev, Ukraine. Formerly th...

National Art Museum of Ukraine: The National Art Museum of Ukraine is a museum dedicated to Ukrainian art in Kiev, Ukraine. Architecture Constructed in 1898, by architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, the building was originally designe...

Savran, Ukraine: Savran is a town in the Odessa Oblast (province) of south-western Ukraine. It is located 26 miles NE of Balta. Until World War II it had a sizeable Jewish community, which numbered 3198 in 1900. It ...

Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine: Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, VNLU is the main academic library and main scientific information centre in Ukraine, one of the world's largest(top twenty) national libraries. It is located in...

Varva, Ukraine: Varva is a town in Ukraine, located at . Its current population is 8,800. ...

Embassy of Ukraine in Moscow: The Embassy of the Republic of Ukraine in Moscow is the chief diplomatic mission of Ukraine in the Russian Federation. It is located at 18 Leontyevsky Lane in the Presnensky District of Moscow. Amba...

Ramsar sites in Ukraine: Ukraine has 33 Ramsar sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance. Ramsar sites in Ukraine have a total surface area of approximately 744,651 hectares. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands c...

Bazar, Ukraine: Bazar is a village in the Zhytomyr Oblast in North-Western Ukraine. It is probably best known for the execution on November 22, 1921 of 359 soldiers of the Ukrainian National Republic army during the ...

Palace "Ukraine": National Palace of Arts "Ukraina" or Palace "Ukraina" is one of the main venues for official events along with Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine. The venue is a state company administered by the S...

National University “Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine”: The National University "Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine" (Natsional'nyi universytet "Yurydychna akademiya Ukrayiny imeni Yaroslava Mudroho") is a self-governing (autonomous) state higher law...

Vydra, Ukraine: Vydra is a village (selo) in Brodivskyi Raion, Lviv Oblast, in western Ukraine. From 1918 to 1939 the area where the village is situated was part of Tarnopol Voivodeship in Poland....

Orany, Ukraine: Orany is a village (selo) in Brodivskyi Raion, Lviv Oblast, in western Ukraine. From 1918 to 1939 the village was in Tarnopol Voivodeship in Poland....

Pankova, Ukraine: Pankova is a village (selo) in Brodivskyi Raion, Lviv Oblast, in western Ukraine. From 1918 to 1939 the village was in Tarnopol Voivodeship in Poland....

Foros, Ukraine: Foros is a resort urban-type settlement in Crimea, Ukraine. Located at around, Foros is the southernmost resort in the Crimea near the southernmost location in Ukraine (44°23'11"N, 33°46'38"E). The...

List of power stations in Ukraine: The following page lists power stations in Ukraine. NuclearHydroelectricThermal...

Spring of St. Anna, Rivne region, Ukraine: Spring of St. Anna is located one kilometer from the village Onyshkivtsi, Rivne region, Ukraine. The spring of St. Anna is a hydrological nature monument of local importance. Stable water temperature...

Mikhaylivka, Ukraine: Mikhaylivka is a village in the Vinnytsia Raion of the Vinnytsia Oblast of Ukraine. The area is 2.184 km² and the population (2001 census) is 906 ihhabitants. The village was founded in 1510. On 3...

Baden, Ukraine: Baden was a village on the eastern shore of the Kuchurhan Liman. It is now part of the Ukrainian town of Lymans'ke in the Rozdilnianskyi Raion of the Odessa Oblast. The village was established in ...

Slovakia–Ukraine border: The Slovakia–Ukraine border is an internationally established boundary between Slovakia and Ukraine. Both countries inherited it from their previous respective state organizations, Ukraine from the ...

Expocenter of Ukraine: Expocenter of Ukraine is a permanent multi-purpose exhibition complex in Kyiv, Ukraine. Located on the outskirts of the scenic Holosiiv Forest bigger portion of which has been converted into a park z...

Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine: The Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine is a state higher educational institution within the system of the National Bank of Ukraine of the IV level of accreditation. It is loc...

Solar power in Ukraine: Solar power in Ukraine is obtained from photovoltaics and/or solar thermal energy. In 2011 90% of electricity came from nuclear and coal. In order to reduce this, Ukraine adopted a feed-in tariff (FI...

Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, founded on 13 February 1934, is designed for basic research and training of highly qualified scientists in the field of mathem...

Embassy of Ukraine, Berlin: The Embassy of Ukraine in Berlin is the diplomatic mission of Ukraine in Germany. History The Germany recognised the independence of Ukraine on December 26, 1991. Diplomatic relations were establis...

Embassy of Ukraine, Vilnius: The Embassy of Ukraine in Vilnius is the diplomatic mission of Ukraine in Lithuania. History Ukraine recognised independence of Lithuania on August 26, 1991. Lithuania recognised independence of Ukra...

Embassy of Ukraine, Warsaw: The Embassy of Ukraine in Warsaw is the diplomatic mission of Ukraine in Poland. History Poland recognised the independence of Ukraine on December 2, 1991. Diplomatic relations were established on J...

Embassy of Ukraine, Tallinn: The Embassy of Ukraine in Tallinn is the diplomatic mission of Ukraine in Estonia. History Following independence, Ukraine August 24, 1991 Estonia proclaimed Ukraine December 6, 1991. January 3, 1992...

Embassy of Ukraine, Prague: The Embassy of Ukraine in Prague is the diplomatic mission of Ukraine in Czech Republic. History Following independence, Ukraine 24 August 1991, the Czechoslovakia recognized Ukraine December 8, 199...

Central Union of Consumer Associations of Ukraine: Central Union of Consumer Associations of Ukraine (Ukoopspilka) is a non-profit organization of Ukraine that serves as a representative and protects interests of consumer associations, societies and ...

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