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Welcome to Ukraine!

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Hello students! This page has been created to accompany our unit on Ukraine. On this website you will find information on the culture, geography, and much more. There is a quiz to be taken after you have reviewed the information. There are also fun activities to do in class and at home. On the last page, you will find information about me, Ms. Bunnell, and you, the students, that will guide you in your studying and school activities. Take some time and enjoy learning about Ukraine!
Population: 45, 234,000
President: Viktor Yanukovich
Prime Minister: Mykola Azorav
Government Type: Republic
Monetary Unit: Hryvna
Capitol: Kyiv (Kay-yiv)
Area: 233,000 square miles

(CIA World Factbook, 2011)

Ukrainian Flag

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The current Ukrainian flag was adopted on January 28, 1992 after Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union. The flag consists of two equal sized horizontal stripes. The blue stripe represents peace, the sky, and the country's streams. The yellow represents prosperity and the wheat fields that are found throughout the country.
(Ukraine Flag, n.d.)




Flag of Ukraine
(Ukraine:History, Geography, Government, and Culture, n.d.)

Short History of Ukraine

Ukraine was originally the center of the Eastern-Slavic state of Kyivan Rus. During the 10th and 11th century, Kyivan Rus was one of the most powerful states in Europe. The country now known as Ukraine was governed and conquered by many others throughout the years and gained a short-lived independence from 1917-1920 after the collapse of Russia. It was not long before Ukraine was conquered again by Soviet rule. They remained under Soviet rule until 1991 following the collapse of the USSR. This is when they gained complete independence as a country and have remained that way until today (CIA World Factbook, 2011).


Ukraine National Anthem





English Translation:Ukraine and its glory has not died yet, nor her freedom,Upon us, fellow compatriots, fate shall smile once more.Our enemies will vanish, like dew in the morning sun,And we too shall rule, brothers, in our own free land.Souls and bodies we'll lay down, all for our freedom,And we will show that we, brothers, are of the Cossack nation!Souls and bodies we'll lay down, all for our freedom,And we will show that we, brothers, are of the Cossack nation! We'll stand, brothers, in bloody battle, from the Syan to the Don. We will not allow others to rule in our motherland. The Black Sea will smile and grandfather Dnieper will rejoice. For in our own Ukraine fortune shall shine again. Our persistence and our sincere toils will be rewarded. And freedom's song will throughout all of Ukraine resound. Echoing off the Carpathians, and across the steppes rumbling, Ukraine's fame and glory will be known among all nations (Shche ne vmerla Ukraina, n.d.).


Ukraine National Anthem(Slevisham, n.d.)





National Anthem Word Cloud


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References

Slevisham. (n.d.). National Anthem of Ukraine ( VOCAL ). YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. . Retrieved December 2, 2011, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEksnU488qM& feature=related
Shche ne vmerla Ukraina. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved December 2, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shche_ne_vmerla_Ukraina
Ukraine Flag. (n.d.). Flags of the World. Retrieved December 1, 2011, from http://www.worldflags101.com/u/ukraine-flag.aspx
Ukraine:History, Geography, Government, and Culture . (n.d.). Infoplease. Retrieved December 1, 2011, from http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108070.html
World Factbook. (n.d.). Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved December 1, 2011, from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/up.html?guid=on#top


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Created: November 28, 2011
Last Modified: December 11, 2011