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Ukraine

All about Ukraine and its capital city Kiev. Enjoy!:)
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David Tamrazov

on 25 April 2015

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Transcript of Ukraine

Capital:
Kyiv

Population:
44 millions
(to compare population of UK is 64 m)

Area:
603 sq. km
(about the size of Texas or France)

77.8%
Ukrainians
17.3%
Russian
4.9%
others
Flag
National emblem
Ukraine
The
yellow
half represents prosperity and the color of the country's wheat fields.
The
blue
represents peace, the sky above Ukraine and the country's streams
When Ukraine was under Soviet rule
this flag was forbidden as a symbol of nationalism
. The Ukrainian SSR had its own flag.
KYIV
The Motherland Monument
Kyiv (also known as Kiev), a scenic city of close to
3 million
people situated on the Dnipro River, is the capital of Ukraine.
The most famous places
St Volodymyr's Cathedral
Stadium of the local team "Dynamo Kyiv"
Maidan Nezalezhnosti
(The Independence Square)
This is how the same place looked like during the
Revolution
this year...
Revolution
The Ukrainian revolution of February 2014 (as we call it the Euromaidan or Revolution of Dignity) took place after a series of violent events towards protesters in the capital of Kiev that resulted subsequent impeachment of the then-President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.
Ukrainian traditions
Traditional costume called "vyshyvanka" (which contains elements of Ukrainian ethnic embroidery)
KOROVAI (WEDDING BREAD)
For Wedding celebrations, a large circular sweet bread, considered holy, is the most significant of all wedding breads. It is heavily decorated with symbolic ornaments
Easter
Easter bread (called Paska)
Painted eggs (called Pysanky)
The Tryzub
(pronounced “treh-zoob”) is the general symbol of Ukraine. Today, the tryzub is worn as a symbol of
national pride
, the
Christian trinity.
Cuisine
Ukrainian borscht with smetana
Borscht
is a vegetable soup made out of beets, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, dill
Vareniki (dumplings)
filled with cottage cheese, potatoes, stewed cabbage and berries in summer
Deruny
potato pancakes
Kvass
Kvass
is a fermented beverage made from black or regular rye bread
Salo
Salo

consists of cured slabs of fatback , with or without skin.
Adopted
January 28,
1992
(originally in
1918
)
St Andrew's church
Chicken Kiev
Breaded cutlet dish of chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold garlic butter with herbs

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