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Daryna Kas’yanovs’ka
MEK 1-12-A
About Ukraine
п‚— Each country has unique history and fade. Ukraine is not
an exception, but a bright approval to these words. I would
like to tell you about the country, where people are always
happy to meet their guests, the country where you will be
met with smile and sincere Ukrainian hospitality, the
country where you may found out how to be happy and
joyful!
Geography and population
п‚— Ukraine, with a territory of 603.7 thousand sq
kilometres and a population of 48.4 million people, is
one of the biggest countries of Europe.
Administratively, Ukraine is made up of 24 Oblasts
and one Autonomous Republic (Crimea). The capital
city is Kyiv.
Economy
п‚— Ukraine
possesses
a
considerable
economic,
industrial and agricultural
potential; it has gained a wide
and positive experience in
such
industries
as
metallurgical, mining, energy
production, chemical and
metal-working. Grain harvests
can be up to 50 million metric
tons a year (Ukraine has long
been known as the bread
basket of Europe). At the
same time, Ukraine has
inherited from the Soviet
Union a malformed and
inefficient economic complex
and outdated material basis.
At present, Ukraine is going
through a difficult transitory
period
Riligion
п‚— Ukraine
is
tolerant
to
religious
confessions
of
all
kinds.
The biggest religious denominations are the Orthodox Churches of the Kyiv and
Moscow Patriarchates (the Kyiv Patriarchate, dissolved in the Russian Empire, was reestablished after Ukraine independence). The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox
Church and the Greco-Catholic Church, banned in the Soviet Union, were revived
after Ukraine regained heThere is a number of other Christian confessions:
Protestant, Evangelical Christian Baptist, and others; Judaism and Islam are practised
religions as well. r independence.
Atraction
п‚— Travelers have many choices of
attractions and destinations to
explore such as castles, palaces,
ancient
cathedrals,
and
stunningly beautiful national
parks and reserves. Castles have
their special place in Ukrainian
history with such international
favorites as the majestic Lviv
High Castle, Olyka Castle, and
Bakhchisaray Palace, which
served at core of the political
and spiritual life of the Crimean
Tartar people. Kiev, which is
considered to be the religious
hub of Ukraine, is home to
many churches, monasteries
and theological attractions.
Places of interest
п‚— Ukraine offers many fascinating
museums and art galleries to visit.
Ukraine has a strong artistic and
cultural heritage which supports
many galleries throughout the
country. . Museums are numerous
and
equally
impressive
as
Ukrainian society is rooted in a
strong national culture that pays
homage to its heritage through
exhibitions at museums and sites
of historical interest. Museums
such as the Lviv Glass Museum,
the National Art Museumand the
Solomiya Krushelnytska Musical
Museum are just a few of what we
feature under our section on
museums.
Some interesting facts about
Ukraine!
Do you know who created the
world's first constitution?
п‚— The
world's
first
constitution was created
by a Ukrainian politician
Pylyp Orlyk. On April 5th,
1710 he was elected the
Hetman of Zaporizhia
troops. On the same day
Pylyp
Orlyk
has
announced
"the
Constitution of the rights
and
freedoms
of
Zaporizhia army." For
example,
U.S.
Constitution was adopted
in 1787 and French and
Polish in 1791.
Do you know about whom Pablo Picasso said: "If
we had an artist of such a level, we would make
the world talk about her"?
п‚— Pablo
Picasso
was
delighted with the works
of the Ukrainian artist
Catherine Bilokur (19001961). When he saw her at
the exhibition in 1954, he
said, her works were
brilliant and compared her
with the famous painter
Seraphine Louis.
Do you know which city the great Russian
novelist Mikhail Bulgakov called the most
beautiful in the world?
п‚— Mikhail Bulgakov said about Ukrainian capital and one
of the oldest cities in Europe: “There is no more
beautiful city in the world than Kyiv".
Do you know which language takes the
second place in the world on melodic
criteria?
п‚— Ukrainian language took the second place on melodic
criteria after Italian and it was ranked as the third most
beautiful language in the world on such criteria as
phonetics, vocabulary, phraseology and sentence
structure after French and Persian at a linguistic contest
held in Paris in 1934.
Do you know where the deepest in
the world subway station is?
п‚— The deepest in the world subway (metro) station is
located in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv (Kiev)! It is
Arsenal’na metro station (red line) and its depth is 105
meters!
Do you know where the center of
Europe is?
п‚— The center of Europe is in Ukraine! Geographic center of
Europe is considered to be in a small Western Ukrainian
town Rahiv, surrounded by picturesque Carpathian
Mountains.
Thank you for your attention!
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