Ukraine (Ukrainian: Україна, tr. Ukrayina [ukrɑjinɑ]) is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world, and a population of about 44.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world.
Our colors is: blue, thats mean sky, and yellow - wheat.
- What can I tell you about our people? What I think?
We love our country, this place is really beatiful,
We are kind and we like to work on our own land,
we have good melodious language,
we have pretty girls :)
Not so long ago Ukaine had territory Crimea, occupied by enemy.
White storks are native to south-western and north-western Ukraine.
Kiev - capital of Ukraine
Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev
St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral in Kiev
Lviv's Old Town; architecture there is much influenced by its history as part of Austria-Hungary and Poland.
Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans building by Josef Hlávka, 1882, now Chernivtsi University.
Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle – one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.
Poltava museum, Ukrainian Modern architecture example. 1908.
A collection of traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs – pysanky. The design motifs on pysanky date back to early Slavic cultures.
The traditional Ukrainian diet includes chicken, pork, beef, fish and mushrooms. Ukrainians also tend to eat a lot of potatoes, grains, fresh, boiled or pickled vegetables.
Popular traditional dishes include varenyky (boiled dumplings with mushrooms, potatoes, sauerkraut, cottage cheese, cherries or berries),
nalysnyky (pancakes with cottage cheese, poppy seeds, mushrooms, caviar or meat),
kapuśniak (soup made with meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, millet, tomato paste, spices and fresh herbs),
borsch (soup made of beets, cabbage and mushrooms or meat),
holubtsy (stuffed cabbage rolls filled with rice, carrots, onion and minced meat)
and pierogi (dumplings filled with boiled potatoes and cheese or meat).
Ukrainian specialties also include Chicken Kiev and Kiev cake.
Ukrainians drink stewed fruit, juices, milk, buttermilk (they make cottage cheese from this), mineral water, tea and coffee, beer, wine and horilka.