[yoo-kreyn, -krahyn, yoo-kreyn]
- a republic in SE Europe: rich agricultural and industrial region. 223,090 sq. mi. (603,700 sq. km). Capital: Kiev.
Russian Ukraina.Formerly Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Examples from the Web for ukraine
Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
It is the only tourist center Ukraine has left on the Black Sea, since Russia annexed Crimea last spring.
While the world fixated on Ukraine and Syria, a near-genocide ripped through central Africa, to little international fanfare.The Year’s Most Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis
January 1, 2015
At least 70 percent of the children were adopted from overseas, including Russia, China, Ethiopia and Ukraine.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
Putin, because of his acts in Ukraine, he lost Russkiy Mir as a phenomenon.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible
December 25, 2014
You are the engineer in charge of the Ukraine Oil Field, is it not so?The Book of All-Power
Wide was the distance between the Ukraine and the Rio Bravo.The War Trail
As to us, my grandfather was a manager in the Ukraine, and I do not think of denying that.Children of the Soil
The situation in the Ukraine did not encourage German hopes.
The Bastarnæ inhabited the north of Moldavia and a part of the Ukraine.
- a republic in SE Europe, on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: ruled by the Khazars (7th–9th centuries), by Ruik princes with the Mongol conquest in the 13th century, then by Lithuania, by Poland, and by Russia; one of the four original republics that formed the Soviet Union in 1922; unilaterally declared independence in 1990, which was recognized in 1991. Consists chiefly of lowlands; economy based on rich agriculture and mineral resources and on the major heavy industries of the Donets Basin. Official language: Ukrainian; Russian is also widely spoken. Religion: believers are mainly Christian. Currency: hryvna. Capital: Kiev. Pop: 44 573 205 (2013 est). Area: 603 700 sq km (231 990 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for ukraine
from Russian Ukraina, literally "border, frontier," from u- "at" + krai "edge."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Of the former Soviet republics, it is second to Russia in population.
Ukraine came under a succession of invaders and foreign rulers, including central Asian tribes, the Mongols, Lithuania, the Ottoman Empire, Poland, and finally Russia. Under oppressive Polish and Russian rule in the seventeenth century, Ukrainian fugitives, known as Cossacks, organized resistance movements.
A nationalist and cultural revival in the nineteenth century was rewarded after World War I by independence, which was, however, short-lived. Invaded by Russian troops, Ukraine became one of the original Soviet republics in 1922.
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