Ukraine Brief History

Ukraine Brief History

The current Ukrainians descend from the Slavic populations who settled in the lands straddling the Dnepr river between the century. VI and VII. In the sec. IX the region they occupied became with the city of Kijev the center of a vast state organization extending from the Baltic Sea almost to the Black Sea, known […]

Ukraine Travel Advice

Ukraine Travel Advice

General travel information for Ukraine Continent: Europe Geographical Location: Eastern Europe, located between the Black Sea and Russia Highest point: Hoverla (2061 m above sea level) Longest river: Danube (2850 km) of state: parliamentary-presidential republic system of government: Presidential-parliamentary system of government Languages: Official language Ukrainian, lingua franca also Russian, in the south and east […]

Ukraine Recent History

Ukraine Recent History

Territorial development of the Ukrainian SSR In 1939 the Soviet Union occupied the areas of western Ukraine that had previously belonged to Poland and incorporated them into the Ukrainian SSR. This happened within the framework of the Hitler-Stalin Pact. In 1941 large parts of the Ukraine were occupied by the German Reich and appointed Reichskommissariat […]

Ukraine Wildlife

Ukraine Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in Ukraine? There are swamps, steppes and forests in Ukraine. A total of 16 percent of the country’s area is forested. For example, forest grows in the hill country and also in the Carpathians, the high mountains in the west. There you can still find some of the last […]