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  Ukraine (03/08)
In 1667, Ukraine was partitioned between Poland and Russia.
Ukraine had previously signed an agreement with NATO on using Ukraine's strategic airlift capabilities and has been an active participant in Partnership for Peace exercises, in Balkans peacekeeping, and Coalition operations in Iraq.
Ukraine maintains peaceful and constructive relations with all its neighbors, though there are some unresolved maritime issues along the Danube and in the Black Sea with Romania; it has especially close ties with Poland and Russia.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3211.htm   (5439 words)

Ukraine is undergoing profound political and economic change as it moves from its Soviet past toward a market economy, multi-party democracy, and integration into Euro-Atlantic and other international institutions.
Frequently, American citizens are refused entry to Ukraine because they thought they possessed a multiple entry visa, but in fact their visa was valid for only a single entry; Americans occasionally try to reenter Ukraine after using their single-entry visa, believing they have unlimited travel for six months.
Ukraine has strict limitations for the export of antiques and other goods and artifacts deemed to be of particularly important historical or cultural value.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1053.html   (4706 words)

  NTI: Country Overviews: Ukraine: Profile
Ukraine's sudden possession of the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world left the newly independent country with a strategic decision of whether or not to return these weapons to Russia or be considered a nuclear weapons state.
Ukraine does not possess biological weapons and continues to cooperate with the United States on physical protection upgrades a research institutes housing dangerous pathogens.
Ukraine is a signatory to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC), which it ratified in 1975, and a member of the Australia Group.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Ukraine/index.html   (587 words)

  Ukraine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 7th century the territory of the modern Ukraine was the core of the state of the Bulgars (often referred to as Great Bulgaria) who had their capital in the city of Phanagoria.
In the mid of the 17th century, a Cossack quasi-state, the Zaporozhian Sich, was established by the Dnieper cossacks and the Ruthenian peasants fleeing Polish serfdom.
Ukraine is distinguished as one of the first nations to fight the Axis powers in Carpatho-Ukraine, and one that saw some of the greatest bloodshed during the war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ukraine   (4990 words)

 CFUS :: Encyclopedia of Ukraine
A significant undertaking by the Foundation is its participation in the development and publication of the English-language Encyclopedia of Ukraine.
Despite the fact that it is in English, the encyclopedia has attracted much attention in Ukraine and a number of institutions there have asked for a set.
the best work of reference on Ukraine in any language--one that will for many years remain the standard against which ideas, issues, and their interpretation are measured....
www.cfus.ca /encyclopedia.html   (513 words)

 Ukraine  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Ukraine is bordered on the west by Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary; on the southwest by Romania and Moldova; on the south by the Black Sea and Sea of Azov; on the east and northeast by Russia; and on the north by Belarus.
Ukraine's declaration of independence, approved by a popular vote on December 1, 1991, was a major factor in the USSR's collapse later that month.
The largest cities in Ukraine are Kyiv, the country's capital and economic, cultural, and educational center; Kharkiv, noted for its engineering expertise, machinery plants, and educational institutions; Dnipropetrovs'k, a center of metallurgical and aerospace industries; and Donets'k, known for mining and metallurgy.
www.galenfrysinger.com /ukraine.htm   (598 words)

 Ukraine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soviet industrialization of Ukraine, especially in the Donetsk basin, has left a legacy of air pollution, and industrial runoff into the Dnieper River has contributed to the pollution and decay of the Black Sea.
Ukraine's heavy dependence on coal accounts for the fact that this fuel makes up nearly half (46.8%) of the country's carbon emissions, with the remainder coming from natural gas (39.4%) and oil (13.9%).
Ukraine's energy intensity in 1999 at 101.3 thousand Btu/$1990 was more than 8 times that of the United States (12.6 thousand Btu/$1990) and more than 15 times that of Japan (6.5 thousand Btu/$1990).
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/ukrenv.html   (1994 words)

 National Space Agency of Ukraine Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The National Space Agency of Ukraine, or NSAU (Ukrainian: Національне космічне агентство України, Natsional'ne kosmichne ahentstvo Ukrayiny, or НКАУ, NKAU) is the agency of the government of Ukraine responsible for space policy and programs.
Ukraine's Space Agency has supplied Russia with military satellites and their launch vehicles, a unique relationship in the world.
The NSAU and NASA are preparing to sign an agreement to launch an unmanned flight to the moon, using a Dnipro launch vehicle in 2006 or 2007.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/National_Space_Agency_of_Ukraine   (381 words)

 Ukraine Travel Guide | Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ukraine came to international attention in late 2004 when 10 days of mass protests over electoral fraud led to a re-run of the presidential election and the eventual declaration of Viktor Yushchenko as president.
Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, is the origin of the Kyiv Rus State, founded in the eighth and ninth centuries and the third-largest city in the CIS.
Ukraine is a varied country whose landscapes range from the spectacular Carpathian Mountains in the west to the central plains to the stunning Black Sea views in the south.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/289/country_guide/Europe/Ukraine.html   (506 words)

 Welcome to Ukraine
The territory of Ukraine is mostly a level, treeless plain, calls "steppe".
Due to favorable climatic conditions, Ukraine is traditionally an agricultural area.
Ukraine is one of the world's main centers of sugar production.
www.ukraine.org   (357 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
Ukraine is ranked 40th out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is much lower than the regional average.
Ukraine is weaker in freedom from government, monetary freedom, investment freedom, property rights, and freedom from corruption.
Ukraine has benefited heavily from recent price increases for metal and ore. Despite lucrative opportunities for foreign direct investment, economic progress in the near term may be slowed by persistent corruption, steadily increasing gas prices, deteriorating infrastructure, and political deadlock.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Ukraine   (870 words)

The Great State Emblem of Ukraine shall be determined in accordance with the Small State Emblem of Ukraine and the Emblem of the Zaporiz'ke Viys'ko (Zaporizhzhya Cossacks Army) by law, which shall be adopted by no less than two-thirds of the Constitutional membership of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The State Anthem of Ukraine is the national anthem with the music of M.Verbytskiy and words, confirmed by law, which shall be adopted by no less than two-thirds of the constitutional membership of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The description of the state symbols of Ukraine and the order of their use is determined by law, adopted by no less than two-thirds of the constitutional membership of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ua.html   (1491 words)

 Ukraine Special Weapons
Ukraine inherited about 30 percent of the Soviet military industry, which included between 50 and 60 percent of all Ukrainian enterprises, employing 40 percent of its working population.
Ukraine was, and remains, the leader in missile-related technology, especially guidance systems, navigation electronics for combat vessels and submarines, and radar for military jets.
The 11 strategic bombers and 600 air-launched missiles exchanged by Ukraine to Russia in payment for the gas debt were transfered in mid-February 2000 [all of which had their nuclear weapons removed by 1996].
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/ukraine   (1023 words)

 Ukraine travel guide - Wikitravel
Throughout the period of Soviet control, Ukraine was subjected to various levels of Russification programs; in the 1930's and particularly intense period during the Brezhnev era of the 1970's and 1980's.
Ukraine declared its sovereignty within the Soviet Union in July 1990 as a prelude to unfolding events in the year to come.
Ukraine is by no means a conservative country with respect to clothing, behaviour, overcharging you if they can get by with it, getting what you paid for (quality), smoking in your face, running over you with a car, cart, etc. It is very different from our western perspective in some of these extremes.
wikitravel.org /en/Ukraine   (5938 words)

 Ukraine: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Ukraine is bordered by Belarus on the north, by Russia on the north and east, by the Black Sea on the south, by Moldova and Romania on the southwest, and by Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland on the west.
Ukraine maintained that Russia, angry at Ukraine's growing pro-Western stance and its loss of influence in the region, was attempting to damage its economy.
Ukraine: from an imperial periphery to a sovereign state.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108070.html   (1724 words)

 Ukraine Accommodation - rent apartments in Odessa, Kiev, Kharkov, Lugansk and Nikolaev. Luxury apartments in Odessa, ...
Ukraine Accommodation - rent apartments in Odessa, Kiev, Kharkov, Lugansk and Nikolaev.
I shall be returning to Ukraine hopefully in April and July.
We all had a great time in Odessa Ukraine and thought the apartments and services you provided were of the highest quality.
www.ukraine-accommodation.com   (1033 words)

 U.S.-Ukraine Foundation welcomes you!
March 30, 2007 CSDU met with Ruslana Lyzhychko, Member of Ukraine’s Parliament, to discuss the political, economic, and social situation in Ukraine.
March 30, 2007 Ruslana Lyzhychko, Member of Ukraine’s Parliament, gave a presentation on “Leading Ukraine into a New Era of Global and European Citizenship.” The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation co-hosted the event.
At a dinner in Washington, DC organized by the Coalition for a Secure and Democratic Ukraine, the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Vitaliy Haiduk discussed the current political situation in Ukraine.
www.usukraine.org   (776 words)

 Ukraine.com - Travel Ukraine, Book a hotel in Ukraine - Ukraine
Tucked away in a picturesque valley of the Carpathian foothills in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine, the town of Truskavets is famous for its mineral springs that are reputed to have a w [..]
Intriguing House with Chimeras Across the road from the ordinary presidential administration offices in Kiev, Ukraine, stands a house that is spellbinding and very unusual.
Visit the Seven Wonders of Ukraine In July 2007, the people of Ukraine were invited to vote for their seven favorite historical and cultural sites.
www.ukraine.com   (404 words)

 Ukraine International Airlines
There are rental locations at airports in Ukraine such as Kiev, Lvov, Simferopol and Odessa and all UIA destinations in Europe, Georgia, Kuwait and Dubai.
NEW ROUTES TO This summer Ukraine International is operating non-stop flights from Nice, Monastir, Naples, Dubrovnik and Pula to Kiev and Lvov.
On 16 May 2008, Ukraine International Airlines signed a five-year cooperation agreement with Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU).
www.ukraine-international.com   (286 words)

 Economist.com | Country Briefings: Ukraine
Ukraine is set to join the WTO in May
Why nothing is being done to fight inflation in Ukraine
The election in September is necessary but may not be sufficient to clear up Ukraine's messy politics
www.economist.com /countries/Ukraine   (176 words)

On April 1, Secretary Rice spent 15 minutes getting to know the students at Kyiv Special English School 57 while waiting for President Bush to arrive for a PEPFAR event.
We seek to advance a cause of freedom, and help all peoples of Europe live together in security and peace.
With great confidence in that future, I offer a toast to you, to your gracious wife, and to a free and sovereign people of Ukraine." Full Text
www.state.gov /p/eur/ci/up   (160 words)

 Ukraine Travel Guide and Travel Information - Lonely Planet
Spruced up and ready for the future, Ukraine has never looked more welcoming.
Ukraine's Orange Revolution has ushered in an new era, and a rousing sense of rebellion and thirst for change still lingers in the air here.
In the frenetic capital, Kyiv, citizens flaunt bold fashions and fresh attitudes as they smoke, drink, dance and sing wherever and whenever they want.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/ukraine   (187 words)

 Ukraine current local time from WorldTimeServer.com
A comprehensive list of other locations in addition to Ukraine is also available which you can view current time by country name or by city name.
You can also rent a Satellite Phone if you are going to a remote location where cell service is not available.
Get a chart comparing the time of day in Ukraine with all of the other locations you are interested in.
www.worldtimeserver.com /current_time_in_UA.aspx   (545 words)

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