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Here's What Makes Ukraine Unique.

Soccer or, also known as Futball, is the sport that everyone plays in Ukraine and is the most commonly known 'how to play' sport too.

(The photo to the right: Andriy Shevchenko)

St. Sophia Cathedral

Kiev's Saint-Sophia Cathedral is a symbol the that means 'new Constantinople'. In addition, it is the capital of the of Kiev. This Cathedral was created in the 11th century.

Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains are said to be the Green Pearl of Ukraine. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country because of its beautiful nature.

Government and Economy

  1. Type of Government - a Republic
  2. Names of the current leaders - Acting President Oleksandr TURCHYNOV (since 23 February 2014)
  3. Type of currency - Ukrainian hryvnia
  4. GDP - $7,400 (2013 est.)
  5. Major Exports - Ferrous and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, and food products


Official Language - Ukrainian

  1. Good morning - Dobrogo ranku
  2. My name is (John Doe) - Mene zvatī (Dzhon Dou)
  3. Taxi - Taksі
  4. Help - Dopomozhіt'
  5. Can you help me - Vī mozhete menі dopomogtī

Major Cities

  1. Kyiv City - pop. - 2, 797, 553
  2. Kharkiv - pop. - 1, 430, 885
  3. Dnipropetrovsk - pop. - 1, 032, 822
  4. Donetsk - pop. - 1,024,700
  5. Odessa - pop. - 1,001,558

Famous People

  1. Andriy Shevchenko - Date of birth: 29 September 1976 (Dvirkivshchyna, Kyivska oblast, Ukrainian SSR) - Andriy Shevchenko (Андрій Шевченко) is a Ukrainian footballer who plays for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukraine national team as a striker. He is the third-highest goalscorer in Champions League history with 58 goals. Shevchenko is ranked as the third best goal scorer in European competitions. Andriy was the third Ukrainian to be awarded the Ballon d'Or. He earned it in 2004.
  2. Sergey Bubka - Date of birth: 4 December 1963 (Lugansk, Ukrainian SSR) - Sergey Bubka is a six times world champion. He was a world champion between 1983 and 1997. He was an Olympic champion in 1988. He broke the world record for men's pole vaulting 35 times. He was the first to clear 6.0 metres ever in the world, and the first and only to clear 6.10 metres (20 ft).
  3. Oksana Baiul - Date of birth: 16 November 1977 (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR) - Oksana Baiul (Оксана Баюл) is a Ukrainian professional figure skater. She is the 1994 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1993 World champion.

Andriy Shevchenko

sheva goals for ukraine

Sergey Bubka

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World's Highest Pole Vault! Sergey Bubka wins gold at the 1993 World Champs.

Oksana Baiul

Oksana Baiul - 1994 Olympics Ex - The Swan - Perfect Quality

About the Writer/Author

I, Nick V. was actually born in Ukraine and lived there until I was a little past three-years-old.

I like WWE (wrestling), wrestling, futball, video games, and football.