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Location of  Ukraine  (green)in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
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Ukraine is the largest country inside Europe. It includes Crimea, which is a peninsula that was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014.

Ukraine borders Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azoy.
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U.S. Hits Iranian Officials, Entities With Sanctions Over 'Serious' Rights Abuses
The United States has slapped sanctions on about a dozen Iranian officials and entities accused of committing "serious" human rights abuses.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:46:42 +0000

Belarus Retaliates To Western Sanctions With EU, U.S. Food Import Ban
The regime of authoritarian Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka says it will ban a wide range of food imports from European Union members states, the United States, and other countries starting next year in retaliation for sanctions imposed against Minsk.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:38:27 +0000

Thirteen Dead In Ukraine After Minibus, Truck Collide
Thirteen people were killed and another seven were injured when a minibus collided with a truck in northern Ukraine, authorities say.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:57:25 +0000

Life Sentence Sought For Russian Accused Of 'State-Ordered' Killing Of Georgian In Berlin
German federal prosecutors have demanded life in prison without parole for a Russian man accused of murdering a former Chechen commander in Berlin more than two years ago -- allegedly on the orders of Moscow.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:39:03 +0000

UN Court Tells Armenia, Azerbaijan To Curb Feud, Prevent Racial Hatred
The United Nations’ top court has ordered both Armenia and Azerbaijan to work to prevent racial hatred and discrimination and ease their feud following last year's war between the South Caucasus neighbors over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:16:21 +0000
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Ukrainian Crafts: Petrykivka Painting

Originating in the village of Petrykivka in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, the Petrykivka style of painting is one of Ukraine's unique and treasured forms of ornamental folk art which is still practiced around the country today. Characterized by the colorful flowers and lush foliage found in the area, Petrykivka is used to decorate a wide variety of items, both practical and decorative. The founding of the village of Petrykivka dates back to the late-18th century and people living there decorated the exterior and interior of their homes, as well as the items in them, extensively with the form of painting that came to be known as Petrykivka or Petrikov. Walls, stoves, furniture, plates, kitchen utensils, musical instruments and other items would become skillfully crafted works of art.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 02:24:55 +0000

Ukrainian Rock Band Okean Elzy

Formed in the city of Lviv in 1994, the band Okean Elzy has gathered a following of fans throughout Ukraine and beyond its borders with music and lyrics that resonate with the band's audience. The five members of Okean Elzy are Slava Vakarchuk (vocals, songwriter), Denis Glinin (drums), Denis Dudko (bass guitar), Milos Jelic (keyboards, arrangements) and Vladimir Opsenica (guitar) and their studio albums include Tamde nas nema (1998), Yan a nebi buv (2000), Model (2001), Supersymetriya (2003), Gloria (2005), Mira (2007), Dolce Vita (2010), and Zemlya (2013).

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:06:40 +0000

Historical Reminders of the Scythians in Ukraine

Thousands of burial mounds across the southern steppes of Ukraine remain as a reminder of the historical presence of the Scythians, a semi-nomadic equestrian tribe who occupied the area between the 7th century BC and the 4th century AD. Scholars are of the opinion that the Scythians, who were of Iranian descent and spoke an Iranian dialect, started moving into the region in the late 8th century BC after being ousted from Central Asia. The Scythians drove off the Cimmerians who had been occupying the steppes, some of whom settled on the Black Sea coastline, with others waging a successful campaign to occupy Sardis in Lydia, part of the territory then known as Asia Minor.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:04:08 +0000

Visiting Villages in the Heart of Ukraine

On the road between Kiev and Poltava, through an area affectionately referred to as the 'Heart of Ukraine', travelers will come across a number of villages overflowing with history and culture. Located alongside the Sula River near Lubny, the Ukrainian Baroque-style Mharsky Monastery is an interesting attraction dating back to 1619 in the village of Mhar. The monastery features five domes - one central larger dome surrounded by four smaller domes - as well as a free-standing neoclassical bell tower that was built more than a hundred years after the original building was completed. The monastery suffered some damage in the early to mid-1900s and was used for non-religious purposes for a time, but was restored to the monks at the end of the 20th century.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:46:30 +0000

Important Bird Areas of Ukraine

Working in partnership with Birdlife International, the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB) has its headquarters in Kiev, with local branches throughout Ukraine supported by thousands of birdwatchers and ornithologists. The primary aim of the USPB is the preservation of birds and their habitats, thereby conserving the biodiversity of Ukraine. The non-governmental non-profit organization undertakes a number of key activities to achieve their goals, one of which is to identify and monitor Important Bird Areas (IBA) through a network of caretakers and coordinators.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 01:57:09 +0000
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Here are five takeaways from the Biden-Putin call.
The meeting was a big foreign policy test for President Biden, with consequences for the stability of Europe, the credibility of American threats and the future of Ukraine.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 23:01:41 +0000

Early Omicron Reports Say Illness May Be Less Severe
Researchers in South Africa, where the variant is spreading quickly, say it may cause less serious Covid cases than other forms of the virus, but it is unclear whether that will hold true.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:03:16 +0000

For Ukraine's Soldiers, Anticipation of Invasion by Putin's Russia
After eight years in the trenches, Ukrainian soldiers are resigned to the possibility that the Russian military, which dwarfs their own in power and wealth, will come sooner or later.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:30:11 +0000

From Soap Opera to Art: Why a Moscow Museum Is Re-Enacting ‘Santa Barbara’
A new contemporary art space is probing how Russia engages with the West by reviving an unlikely 1990s TV hit.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:02:07 +0000

What Happened in the P.S.G. Attack?
The assault of a top women’s player made headlines, with masked men, a metal bar and the arrest of a teammate. But weeks later, new details suggest the original story might have been wrong.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:47:05 +0000