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Transcript of Ukraine
tell you how lucky we are to live here. So let`s get started!
603,700 km2 (1st in Europe)
24 regions and Autonomous Republic of the Crimea.
9-th century. Kievan Rus
Since 24st of August 1991 we are fully independent
Biggest cities: Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Donetsk and Sevastopol
Kiev is the capital of Ukraine.
It was founded in 482 by a prince Kiy. That means, that it is 1532 years old! We may say, that Kiev is older than almost any other european city.
Let us see the most interesting places in Kiev. Some photos and videos will help you know the famous places of our capital.
is a city in western Ukraine. The capital of the historical region of
is now regarded as one of the
main cultural centres
of today's Ukraine.
Two weeks following the Catholic Easter Holiday is the main
Christian Orthodox Holiday
dedicated to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
There is no
of this holiday, because the date of Easter is usually determined by the Church calendar. Before and during Easter Ukrainians buy or bake
(biscuits with raisins),and hand paint eggs
widely known as
. It is a very important holiday.
On Easter night people go to their local church,
spending the entire night in Church services
! Usually we take with us Easter cakes,
painted eggs, and bottles of wine.
The period from the
week. During this week people
from one house to another,
good wishes to health, prosperity,etc. and just having a
Saint Christmas Week
is Ukraine's largest State holiday, which commemorates the adoption in 1991 of the "
Declaration of Sovereignty
" of Ukraine.
Catholic Easter Holiday
Here is the list of
— New Year's Day
— Orthodox Christmas
— International Women’s Day
April - May
— Orthodox Easter
— Victory Day
— Constitution Day
— Independence Day
Odessa is the 5th largest city of Ukraine with the population of about 1.000.000 people. The city is situated on the Black Sea and therefore is the most important port and largest fishing fleet of Ukraine.
One of the biggest on the Black Sea, Odessa’s busy port is a place to see some impressive ships. Port’s work does not depend on season and weather: interior port waters are defended by breakwaters.
Port includes the Oil Harbour, container handling facility, the passenger area and 7 facilities for handling dry - cargoes. The seaport is also the home of Ukrainian naval base.
Odessa is famous for its historical buildings, which were built in 19th century and which are even after the 2nd world war absolutely the same.
About 100,000 Ukrainians regularly sail across the world on foreign ships. This is the sixth largest number of sailors from any country. They are attracted by the relatively high salaries of more than $1,000 per month. It means, that thanks to Odessa`s port lots of people have a job.
Most usually are dressed in
Such activity is called "
" and "
". The songs are called "kolyadky"and "schedrivky". This is a holiday of both joy and sorrow.
— Ivan Kupala Day
— Day of Sorrow and
Remembrance of Victims of War
— The Day of Knowledge
— Teacher's Day
— Ukrainian Army Day
— St. Nicolas Day
— St. Valentine's Day
— Men's Day
(formerly known as The Soviet Army Day)
— Fool Day (the Day of laughter)
— Mother’s Day
Last Sunday of May
— Kiev Day (Kyiv)
— International Child Protection Day
— World Environmental Protection Day
other Public Holidays
City area : 236.9 km2
Port founded : 2 September 1794
Population : 1,003,705
displays and noteworthy
throughout this place and the rest of the country.
The main Ukrainian square is called "
The Square of Independence
is the fifth largest city of Ukraine, with a population of 1,003,705. The city is a major seaport located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea and the administrative center of the Odessa Oblast*.
* Ukraine is subdivided into 24 administrative oblasts, as you remember:)
A tour around Kiev
Sport in Ukraine
The main street of Kiev
isn't very long - it runs about 1.2 kilometers. On weekends, Kreschatik is
closed to traffic
, making it the real heart of city
Have you ever dreamed about traveling back in time?
If you'd like to know how the Kievan Rus looked like in the
then visit the
Pechersk Lavra monastery.
For us, it`s something like Coliseum for Rome, Eifell Tower for Paris and St. Basil`s Cathedral for Moscow.
Visitors can see
examples of Ukrainian decorative art.
St. Andrew's Street
Andrew's descent is sometimes called Kiev's Montmartre - the artists come here with their works for sale. There are many art galleries and art shops along the street.
Monument to the Friendship of Nations
in front of the monument was built in the
form of a Greek amphitheater,
and behind the monument there is an
views over Dnieper River
One of the world`s best stadiums "Donbass Arena" was opened in Donetsk in 2009. This stadium answers the highest standards and requirements of UEFA. Matches of the Champions League and international matches are held there. It is really a huge sparkling jewel, especially in the evening.
Also the UEFA-people were very satisfied with how well all was organized. That`s what they were saying:
"UEFA EURO 2012 has been the biggest event ever staged in the independent Ukraine and the best-organized sports tournament."
Hosting such an important event has been a huge honor for us, as it has been very important for the economy, infrastructure and unification of the nation. That summer we met lots of foreign people, who reminded us how beautiful our country is and how fortunate we are to live here. Everyone believed in miracle, but no one could explain why. And that was truly wonderful.
We are very proud because of one event, that happened in 2012 – Poland and Ukraine hosted the biggest and the most famous European football Championship. The Big Finale occurred here, on the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, where Spain defended their title with a 4–0 win over Italy.
"We were very happy with operations here in Ukraine, as were the fans. We are very grateful for making all our wishes come true."
European football can be proud of the image it presented throughout this tournament: excellent matches, high technical standards
and magnificent stadiums.
"Poland and Ukraine have provided
everything required to make this
tournament a success – something
had considered almost impossible."
And this is what we're gonna do in just a year. Wish us luck.
Here's the full
list of organizations
us and support our school.
Kiev is situated on the river
, the largest river in
It has a population of around 3.000.000 people and is a very important cultural and financial center.
People in Ukraine are fond of sports and games. The most popular outdoor winter sports in our country are hockey, skating, skiing, figure-skating and ski-jumping. We have opportunities for swimming, boating, yachting, cycling and many other sports. Among outdoor games football takes the first place in public interest.
Football in Ukraine is the number one sport. The major football events in Ukraine are supervised by the Football Federation of Ukraine
Vasyl Virastyuk is a strongman competitor from Ukraine. He competed in the finals of the World's Strongest Man contest in 2003 (3rd place) and 2004 (1st place). As well he won the 2007 IFSA Strongman World Championship.
Oksana Baiul is a Ukrainian professional figure skater. She is the 1994 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1993 World champion.
Anna Bessonova is the number one rhythmic gymnast in Ukraine. In 2007, Bessonova became world champion, she won the bronze individual all around medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2004 Athens Olympics. Over the course of her career she has won 24 World Championship medals, 2 Olympic medals, 24 European Championship medals and 10 World Cup medals (60 in total).
Serhiy Bubka is the world champion in high jumping. He broke the world record for men's pole vaulting 35 times. He was the first to clear 6.0 metres, the first and only to clear 6.15 metres.
Here are some of our olympic sportsmen...
Andriy Shevchenko is a famous Ukrainian footballer, who is considered a national hero in Ukraine. He is the third-highest goalscorer in Champions League history with 58 goals
Liliya Podkopayeva is the 1996 Olympic all-around champion. She is widely regarded as one of the best gymnasts in history. She is the proud owner of 45 gold, 21 silver and 14 bronze medals
Yana Klochkova is a Ukrainian swimmer, who has won five Olympic medals. 4 gold medals came in the 200 meter individual medley and the 400 meter individual medley at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. Her silver medal came in the 800 meter freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Other popular sport activities are tennis, volley-ball, hand-ball, badminton, indoor football and so on.
Many people in Ukraine are fond of boxing, wrestling, athletics, gymnastics. It helps them to be strong and healthy. Among indoor games the most popular are billiards, table tennis, draughts, chess.
Donetsk was founded in 1869 by a Welsh businessman John Hughes. This city is very important for the economy of Ukraine.
1983 — f o u n d e d
— "S c h m e D U "
— D S D - S c h o o l
On July 2, 2011, Wladimir won the WBA Title, which means that the Klitschko brothers hold all of the World Heavyweight Titles collectively.
As of the 10th of October 2013, they have a combined professional boxing record of 106 wins (92 KO's) and 5 defeats.
Vitali Klitchko and Wladimir Klitchko , collectively known as the Klitschko Brothers are Ukrainian heavyweight boxers. Both brothers made their professional debut on November 6, 1996 in Hamburg.
Oleksandr Usyk is a Ukrainian amateur boxer who won the 2008 European Amateur Boxing Championships at light-heavyweight, the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships at heavyweight and the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the heavyweight division. He is a southpaw.