Tag: russia

  • Currency

    Whenever you travel to other countries, whether for business or for pleasure, you will inevitably need to find out what sort of currency is being used in that country. Not only will you need to determine where the various exchange points are and what sort of travel currency – such as travelers checks and credit cards – are available, but you will also need to get an idea of how ...

  • Geography

    The fascinating country of Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe and is bordered by the Black Sea, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Slovakia. If you had to look on a map, you would find Ukraine at 49 00 N, 32 00 E. Ukraine is a geographically interesting country with many variations of climate and terrain taking place in an area which is only slightly smaller than the US ...

  • Language History

    As one of the largest crossroads in Europe, Ukraine has a diverse array of spoken languages. Of course, Ukraine’s official language is Ukrainian, which is spoken by roughly 67 percent of the population. Ukrainian is a Slavic language and it uses a Cyrillic alphabet when committed to written form. Foreigners may find the language incredibly difficult to understand or learn, but for those of ...

  • Poltava

    Situated in central Ukraine on the Vorskla River, Poltava is a city in Poltava Oblast. It is easily accessible by road from the Kiev-Kharkiv highway as well as by train. The city is of a reasonable size and owes most of its industry to the rich black earth which characterizes the region. It is also involved in a number of other industries and exports a variety of goods.

  • Rivne

    Rivne, also called Rovno, has a population of over 250,000 people, it is a provincial city and is also the capital of the Rivne Region of Ukraine. The city was founded in 1283 and was known as a town of the "Halytsia-Volyn" Principality. The town was named this because of its position on the plane surface. It became a Polish town, after the Liublin Union of 1569. It was united with ...

  • Local Music

    Traditional Ukrainian music is easily recognized by its somewhat melancholy tone. It first became known outside of Ukraine during the 18th century as musicians from Ukraine would perform before the royal courts in Russia and Poland. Ukraine's music history spans back many years and remains popular today.

  • Exports

    Ukraine has a well-developed industrial base and rich farmlands. The country also has quite a lot of mineral resources which are drawn on for both local use and exportation. The main exports from Ukraine are ferrous and nonferrous metals, chemicals, machinery, fuel and petroleum products, transport equipment and food products. Currently the country's gross domestic product is an estimated ...

  • Bulgakov Museum

    Mikhail Bulgakov, the oldest son of Russian parents, was born May 15, 1891 in the beautiful city of Kiev. Shortly after he and his brothers were enlisted into the White Army they were separated. This resulted in an terrible inward struggle that Mikhail had to contend with until his death.

  • National Museum of Chernobyl

    On the 26th of April 1986 the worst nuclear and environmental accident ever to take place occurred in Chernobyl in the Kyiv Oblast of Ukraine. Chernobyl and the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant are situated close to the borders of three countries, that being Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Near the Power Plant is the city of Pripyat and Chernobyl, a rural village where workers lived.