Ukraine

Ukraine

Flag of Ukraine

Ukraine's flag consists of two equally sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow. The top represents the blue sky and the yellow represents wheat. The combination of blue and yellow can be traced back to the 12th century as it represents the land of Ukraine. From the point of view of psychology, the blue color symbolizes calm, and the yellow color symbolizes joy.



Basic Information:

Location: Eastern Europe

Capital: Kyiv

Population: about 43,922,939 people

Official Language: Ukrainian

Land: 603,628 km²

GDP; GDP per Capita: $150.401 billion; 3,592.17 (2019)

Religion: Christianity

Ukraine, also known as "The Ukraine" or "Ukraynia", is a country located in Eastern Europe. The country was established in 1917 and declared its independence in 1918 after the Russian Civil War; however, it gained its independence in 1991 as it no longer had to follow the laws of USSR. Ukraine was once an important part of the USSR by having fertile black soil, which accounted for more than one fourth of Soviet agricultural output, and its farms provided meat, milk, grain, and vegetables; More than that, its diversified heavy industry supplied unique equipment, and other raw materials to industrial and mining sites in other regions of the former USSR. Despite that Ukraine is currently a developing country, but due to conflicts in the eastern border and trade wars with Russia had hurt Ukraine's growing economy, making it one of the poorest country in Europe.

Signing the Agreement to eliminate the USSR and establish the Commonwealth of Independent States

Kyiv

Ukraine's Capital, Kyiv, includes a wide variety of old-fashion buildings and historical landmarks

Kyiv's Metro/Subway

Kyiv's landmarks consists of many Ukraine's tourist attractions. Also, it is safe and far from the war area down in the southern east.

Note: Some part of Ukraine such as Crimea had been occupied by Russia, so, the freedom house score doesn't show the opinions from the specific areas.

Government

Ukraine is a republic with a presidential-parliamentary system of government.

President: Володимир Олександрович Зеленський

Prime Minister: Денис Анатолійович Шмигаль

Despite the presidential election seems to be democratic, the government has been expanding its power and trying to pressure media and protests. Also, the authorities had been involved with corruption, abuse of power, impunity... etc.

Ukraine's President

The Prime Minister

Economy

Ukraine is mainly an industrial country due to its sufficient natural resources including coal and iron. Besides, the fertile "black soil" allows grains such as wheat or other plants to be grown. Ukraine export goods like metals, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, food products...

Despite that Ukraine is currently a developing country with abundant natural resources, but due to conflicts in the eastern borders and trade wars with Russia, they had hurt Ukraine's growing economy; besides, the high poverty rate and corruptions had made this eastern-European country the poorest country in Europe.

Wheat Fields

Iron Facilities

Factories

Culture

Ukraine has its own unique history focused on Kyiv and the regions near it, which had cultivated their own ethnic group and had made the people proud of their culture in spite of the struggling independence, which is amazing that the Ukrainians are able to retain and observe their traditions.

Knowledge Day

(9/1)

Knowledge Day originated in the USSR, where it had been established by the USSR in 1984. It is one of Ukraine's national holidays which is basically the first day of school.

Food

Thanks to the fertile "Black Soil" Ukraine have, Ukraine has a prosperous agriculture, which leads to a wide variety of dishes, developing its own cuisines.


\Below are some popular Ukrainian cuisines/

*click text for recipes

Religion

  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) - 44.2%,
  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) - 20.8%,
  • Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church - 11%,
  • Protestants - 2.5%,
  • Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church - 2.4%,
  • Roman Catholic Church - 1%,
  • Buddhism - 0.2%,
  • Paganism - 0.2%,
  • Islam - 0.1%,
  • Judaism - 0.1%,
  • Others - 8%.

An Ukrainian Orthodox Church

MISSIONS

  • Start a War
  • Win a War
  • Be a Bully