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Agricultural Reform in Ukraine

Agricultural Reform in Ukraine

Ukraine has seen a variety of broken agricultural records and new reforms. 2019 led to a record crop of grain and oilseed. Exports are booming. The government also ended their monopoly on alcohol production, and liquidated the country’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and...

Ukraine’s Recent Population Count

Ukraine’s Recent Population Count

Back in 2001, a Ukrainian census was taken which revealed that almost 48.5 million people were living in the country. During the latest census, released on December 1, 2019, the number of residents fell to 37,289,000.   Since its 28-year independence, the country...

Ukrainian Proverbs

Ukrainian Proverbs

Every culture has a lot of stories, folk wisdom and other knowledge to pass on. Ukrainian culture is no exception to this rule. As the world focuses on Ukraine and its implications for the US Presidential race, it's a good time to reflect on the culture. Many of these...

Ukraine’s Booming Poultry Industry

Ukraine’s Booming Poultry Industry

Ukraine is generally in the news for political and military reasons, not its economy. However, these factors are of course intertwined. Until about 2013, this country's most important trading partner was Russia. These days, things have changed. Political events caused...

Transportation Options In Ukraine

Transportation Options In Ukraine

There are many options available for travelers to get around in the Eastern European country of Ukraine. Travelers can opt to use public transportation such as buses, trams, and metros in the big cities. Taxis are available in some areas, and there is also the option...

Overview of the Largest Cities in Ukraine

Overview of the Largest Cities in Ukraine

Kyiv As of 2019, the total population of Ukraine is 42,101,650 people, representing 0.55% of the global population and making Ukraine #33 overall for largest population. Kyiv (also spelled Kiev), Ukraine's capital, is unsurprisingly the nation's most populous...

The Most Popular Sports in Ukraine

The Most Popular Sports in Ukraine

Sports are an important part of the Ukraine culture, with many citizens participating in the sports or at least watching them regularly. While many of the popular sports in Ukraine extend back to the times of the Soviet Union, some are newer to the country.  ...

History of the Pechersk Lavra Monastery Complex in Kiev

History of the Pechersk Lavra Monastery Complex in Kiev

There are countless sites of historical and cultural relevance scattered across the world, with several in the Eastern European nation of Ukraine. One of the most noteworthy is the Pechersk Lavra monastery complex in the capital of Kiev. This site, which has a...

The Architecture of Ukraine

The Architecture of Ukraine

When it comes to Ukraine, the architecture is something of a remarkable marvel. Evolving in such a diverse and unique fashion over centuries, there are numerous architectural styles on offer all over the country. Over 30, to be precise, which are all more than adept...

The Past and Present of the Ukrainian Language

The Past and Present of the Ukrainian Language

Ukraine has been using the Ukrainian and Russian languages as the two most commonly spoken languages for a long time now. Officially speaking, however, Ukrainian is the language of the state, so as you can probably imagine the situation is somewhat complex. To get a...