author Andrey Kurkov. Originally published in 1996 in Russian (as '''''Smert' postoronnego'''''), it was eventually translated and published in English (English Language) in 2001. It is a bleak, satirical (satire) work with surreal (Surreal humour) elements and dark humour, and is also credited by The Independent's Lesley Chamberlain as being one of the texts to "get Russian literature going again after the post-Soviet hiatus." The unique standing of the city's
a company of soldiers and needs to be taken to barracks where she would be satisfied." Condoleezza Rice's anti-Russian stance based on sexual problems, ''Pravda'', 11.01.2006 At the film premiere of the film ''Taras Bulba (Taras Bulba (2009 film))'' in 2009 he stated: “Everyone who sees the film will understand that Russians and Ukrainians are one people — and that the enemy is from
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studied music theory. Music was his favorite pastime, but he could not dedicate all of his time for it. The family business made him return to Taganrog, where he settled in the end of 1870. '''Nataliya Anatoliïvna Skakun''' ( ; born August 3, 1981 in Altai Kray) is a Ukrain (Ukraine)ian weightlifter (Olympic weightlifting) who competed in the Women's 63 kg weight class at the Weightlifting at the 2004 Summer Olympics 2004 Summer Olympics
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with Kylie Minogue. He has also written songs for Amy Grant and the famous guitarist Al Di Meola. As well as in his native Sweden, Bosson has achieved huge success and toured extensively in countries like Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. He also performed with Dima Bilan. The Hopak developed initially as a Kozak (Cossacks) social dance ( , translit. (Romanization of Ukrainian) ''pobutovi tantsi''), and was practiced
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. '''Bogdan Corporation''' or '''Bohdan Corporation''' ( ''Korporatsiya Bohdan'') is an Ukrainian (Ukraine) automobile-manufacturing group including several car- and bus-makers of the country. Its most popular model is the Bogdan (Bogdan (bus)) Isuzu-powered light bus made in Cherkasy. Bogdan Corporation was created by merging of some enterprises to implement big investment projects dedicated to creating strong and powerful manufacturing
. TACC's main fundraising events are a monthly lottery and the TACC Kiltwalk, an annual 26 mile sponsored walk from Hampden Park to Loch Lomond. Another prominent charitable organisation is the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal, which raised £10,000 to help victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Commons:Category:Ukraine WikiPedia:Ukraine Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine
'''Ukraine''' ( Ukraine borders (State Border of Ukraine) Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
During the Middle Ages, the area of modern Ukraine was the key center of East Slavic culture (List of Slavic cultures), as epitomized by the powerful state of Kievan Rus'. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, the territory was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers, including Lithuania, Poland, the Ottoman Empire, Austro-Hungary, and Russia. A Cossack republic (Cossack Hetmanate) emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries, but Ukraine's territories remained divided until they were consolidated into a Soviet republic (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic) in the 20th century. It became independent (Sovereign state) in 1991.
Ukraine has long been a global breadbasket because of its extensive, fertile farmlands. In 2011 it became the world's third-largest grain exporter, with a higher than average yield; The country also has a well-developed manufacturing sector, particularly in aerospace and industrial equipment.
Ukraine is a unitary republic (unitary state) under a semi-presidential system with separate powers (Separation of powers): legislative (Legislature), executive (executive branch), and judicial branches. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukraine continues to maintain the second-largest military (Military of Ukraine) in Europe, after that of Russia, when reserves and paramilitary personnel are taken into account. IISS 2010 (#IISS2010), pp. 195–197 The country is home to 45.4 million people (including Crimea (Autonomous Republic of Crimea)), country Economy 2014 demographics 77.8% of whom are Ukrainians by ethnicity, and with a sizable minority of Russians (17%), as well as Romanians Moldovans, Belarusians, Crimean Tatars, and Hungarians. Ukrainian (Ukrainian language) is the official language of Ukraine; its alphabet is Cyrillic (Ukrainian alphabet). The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodoxy (Eastern Orthodox Church), which has strongly influenced Ukrainian architecture, literature (Ukrainian literature) and music (Music of Ukraine).