For 5000 years, Europeans built huge magnificent cities, and lived in them, just to burn them to the ground every 75 years. People in current-day Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the area, intentionally set their settlements on fire between 7000-2000 BC, for reasons still being researched. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Makhnovia was an anarchist stateless territory lasted four years in the present day Ukraine. Their motto was: "Power begets parasites. Long live Anarchy!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
As Douglas Sirk fled Nazi Germany with his Jewish 2nd wife to become a major Hollywood director, his only child Klaus from his first marriage became a child star in Hitler Youth movies then conscripted into the German army and died in battle in Ukraine. germanfilms.net/klaus-det…
Roads in Ukraine are so bad that 97% need repair and some have not been repaired for so long that the villages they led to have disappeared obserwatorfinansowy.pl/in…
A statue in Odessa, Ukraine of Vladimir Lennon is being given a sci-fi twist converting it to a statue of Darth vader bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
In 1989 in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, inside the apartment building wall was found radioactive cesium-137 capsule (that was lost in quarry). 4 residents of the building had died from leukemia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kra…
Ishinosuke Uwano, a WWII Japanese soldier who had been missing since 1958, was found alive in Ukraine aged 83. He’d been declared dead in 2000. He hadn't visited Japan in 60 years and had to enter the country on a Ukraine passport. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
Today I learned about Vinnytsia, a town in Ukraine that was built as a fake American small town to train Russian spies during the Cold War. It Even included a population of retired deep cover agents to pretend to be American policeman and grocery store clerks. youtube.com/watch?v=Obzqv…
Today I learned of the Duga Radar in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Part of the USSR's missile early warning system, it is also served as part of the inspiration for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. seris of videogames en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dug…
Even already in 2018, Ukraine had to spend 5 - 7 % of its national budget on recovery activities related to the Chernobyl disaster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Father of US Navy Admiral John Paul Jones fouhgt his last naval battles in the area of present-day Ukraine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
During a charitable auction in Kiev, Ukraine, Wladimir Klitschko auctioned off his 1996 Olympic gold medal to a buyer who bid $1 million. After the sale, the buyer immediately returned the medal out of respect for Klitschko. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wla…
Today I learned of the Holodomor, a man-made famine in 1932-1933 Soviet Ukraine which is recognized as being the result of actions by Joseph Stalin to eliminate a Ukrainian independence movement. Research has narrowed the estimates between 3.3 and 7.5 million deaths and has often been compared to the Holocaust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
The most easterly FΓΌhrer Headquarters was located in Ukraine. Hitler spent 3 months in it in 1942 and issued his fateful Directive 45 trying to reach both Stalingrad and the Caucasus oil fields simultaneously from that place en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wer…
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's family original last name was Chaika (Seagull) and it was of a distinguished Ukrainian Cossack background. Tchaikovsky wrote more than 30 compositions while in Ukraine, because - "I found a feeling of peace in my soul, which I couldn't find in Moscow and St Petersburg" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyo…
Horses were first domisticated on the territory of present-day Ukraine bbc.com/news/science-envi…
The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone located in Pripyat, Ukraine is experiencing a tourism boom with around 50,000 visitors per year and 60% of that being foreigners aljazeera.com/indepth/inp…
Russia had Volga Finns historic group as its core, and not Slavs like Kievan Rus-Ukraine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
Ukraine, after the fall of the Soviet Union, voluntarily gave up the third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons on the planet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukr…
In 2018, Ukraine spent 5-7% of its annual government budget on recovery and cleanup efforts related to the Chernobyl disaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
For Ukraine in 1933, girls born that year had an average life-expectancy of 8 years and boys 5 years because of Stalin's deliberate starvation policy of Ukraine known as the Holodomor. shevchenko.org/wp-content…
Today I learned of the "Babushkas of Chernobyl", Ukraine - women who survived the Holodomor famine and have returned to live in Chernobyl's radioactive Exclusion Zone. telegraph.co.uk/news/eart…
Ukraine qualified for the 2012 eurovision final despite being 2nd to last place in televoting in their semi-final and being 3rd among the jury vote. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
Famous β€œTunnel of Love” found in Ukraine, originally was used to conceal the transport of military hardware businessinsider.com/ukrai…
:The Holodomor was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians.During the Holodomor, millions of inhabitants of Ukraine, the majority of whom were ethnic Ukrainians, died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
Today I learned of Gammalsvenskby, a village in Ukraine where residents speak an old dialect of Swedish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gam…
Today I learned of the Holodomor, a massive famine in Soviet Ukraine during the 1930s. Caused by mismanagement of collectivism, it is believed that the famine was a deliberate act by Stalin to discipline the Ukraine people. With a death toll of 3.5 million, Ukraine mourns the tragedy each year end of November. britannica.com/place/Ukra…
There's a Yiddish film version of Fiddler on the Roof's Tevye. Set in Ukraine in the 1890s, there were pogroms going on in the same region at the time of its release in 1939. youtube.com/watch?v=Ni1FB…
Today I learned about the Holomodor, a man-made famine in 1930s Ukraine that killed up to 12 million ethnic Ukrainians. Some scholars believe that the famine was planned by Joseph Stalin to eliminate a Ukrainian independence movement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
Ukraine used modiied Intercontinental Ballistic Missile SS-18 to place satellite in space en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dne…
'Mammoth Bone Hut' is the oldest house structure in the world - it is 15,000 years old and was found in 1965 near Kyiv, Ukraine historyofinformation.com/…
Radon (radioactive gas that causes lung cancer) baths exist in the town of Khmilnyk, Ukraine and treat around 50,000 people a year for a host of medical conditions. pri.org/stories/2016-07-0…
During the riots in Ukraine, St. Michaels Cathedral rang all of their bells at once to alert the sleeping city to the violence. The last time all the church bells had been rung at the same time was in 1240, when the Mongols were attacking kyivpost.com/content/ukra…
Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge was scheduled to fly on Malaysia Air flights MH17 (which was shot down over Ukraine) and MH370 (which disappeared) . Both times, he changed his plans and booked a different flight. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The biggest tank battle of all time took place in Ukraine on June 23, 1941. It swallowed 2,648 Soviet tanks out of a total force of 5,000 versus some 1,000 German tanks. news.yahoo.com/biggest-ba…
A Chinese business man bought a non-functional aircraft carrier from Ukraine, allegedly to use it as a floating hotel/casino. It took more than 4 years to tow it to China. Later the Chinese government bought and modernised the carrier, making it its only aircraft carrier its navy owns today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
During the "Red Terror" of 1918, Communist secret police in Orel "poured water on naked prisoners bound in the winter streets until they became living ice statues." In Ukraine, they "rolled people around in barrels studded internally with nails." Upwards of 1 million people died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Today I learned of the Holodomor, mass-deaths resulting from man-made famine in Ukraine during 1932. The highest estimates of death tolls rival the Holocaust with anywhere from 3 to 12 million killed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
It has been legal to sell timber from radioactive forests in Chernobyl's exclusion zone in Ukraine since 2004 seattletimes.com/nation-w…
2,500 people were arrested for cannibalism in the 1930's during the Holodomor Famine in Ukraine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
A student in Ukraine blew his own jaw off and died after mistakenly dipping his gum in explosive powder instead of citric acid flavoring. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Although the trebuchet was invented around 2400 years ago, and is associated with warfare and sieges in antiquity, they have been successfully used by insurgent forces during modern-day conflicts, such as those in Syria and Ukraine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Ukraine lost 20% of its population in WWII; this is proportionately more than any other nation that took part in the war. ww2db.com/country/Ukraine
Beekeeping in Ukraine is a major economic activity. 700,000 people, 1.5% of the Ukrainian population, are engaged in producing honey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
The president of Ukraine, gets paid only €11,000 annually, which is equivalent to $12,451.46 USD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
The streets in Northeast Minneapolis were named after the U.S. presidents in order of their election to help new residents from Poland, Ukraine, Lebanon and Germany prepare for citizenship exams. nemaa.org/about/ne-minnea…
Belarus lost 25% of its population in WWII, Poland and Ukraine 17%, the rest of the USSR 15%, while the U.S. lost less than 1%. businessinsider.com/perce…
Today I learned of Kremlin advisor Aleksandr Dugin's 1997 book "Foundations of Geopolitics", in which he calls for the annexation of Ukraine by Russia, for the UK to be cut off from Europe, and for the promotion of political chaos and isolationist tendencies in the USA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
The power plants at Chernobyl didn't stop producing power for Ukraine till 2000. 14 years after the biggest nuclear disaster ever creating a 1000 sq mile exclusion zone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
The deepest subway station in the world is in Kiev, Ukraine called Arsenalna station. Located 105.5 meters below the surface, and takes 5 minutes to get down to by escalators. elitereaders.com/world-de…
China bought their first aircraft carrier by sending an official in a gambler disguise to deceiving the Ukraine officials into thinking he would use the carrier solely as a floating casino. nationalinterest.org/blog…
It's considered belittling and insulting to refer to Ukraine as "The" Ukraine. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Self-identified Ukrainians make up around 3.5% of the total Canadian population (the largest outside Ukraine and Russia). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukr…
Because, 30 years after the meltdown, radiation makes farming and forestry too dangerous in the area, Ukraine is working on plans to turn the Chernobyl zone into a massive solar farm. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Early in her career Mila Kunis, who immigrated from Ukraine, auditioned to play a Russian girl who moves to America. Instead, she was cast as a Mexican. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Radiation from Chernobyl caused nearly 7,000 cases of rare thyroid cancer in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. While an accurate number of total cancer deaths is hard to determine, Greenpeace predicts 93,000 cancer deaths caused were caused by the disaster in total. slate.com/articles/health…
A force called The Batman Battalion fought in the ongoing War in Donbass, Ukraine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sep…
The best female sniper of all time was a 24 year old Russian WWII soldier named Lyudmila Pavlichenko. She left university in Ukraine during her senior year to start "hunting Nazis" after the Third Reich invaded the country. englishrussia.com/2012/03…
In Ukraine, Christmas is celebrated with a twelve course meal, but can't begin to eat until the youngest child watches for the first evening star to appear. history.com/topics/christ…
Despite the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine still gets 47% of its electricity from nuclear energy, compared to United States' 19%. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
Crimea has been fully or partly owned by at least 15 different countries, namely the Scythians, the Ancient Greeks, Rome, the Huns, Khazaria, Byzantium, Trebizond, Theodoro, Kievan Rus, Venice, Genoa, the Mongols, the Ottomans, Russia, and Ukraine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Ukrainians hate when you call their country "The Ukraine." They prefer just "Ukraine." time.com/12597/the-ukrain…
In 2005 a girl got lost in the Ukraine's Odessa Catacombs and it took 2 years for the police to find her corpse. atlasobscura.com/articles…
During a campaign to remove statues of Vladimir Lenin, Ukraine changed "Lenin Street" to "John Lennon Street". newsweek.com/lenin-become…
Countries such as Ukraine ,Poland , Austria & Macao(PRC) have more international tourists every year than India on a consistent basis unwto.org
Most European and North Indian languages including English, French, Latin, Greek, Turkish, Russian and Hindi descend from a single language called Proto Indo-European spoken from around 4000 to 2500 BC in the area around modern-day Ukraine. ancient.eu/Indo-European_…
The missiles deployed in Cuba causing Caribbean Crisis were engineered in Ukraine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-1…
In 1998, three scientists hypothesized that 200-million years ago, the Earth captured a fragmented asteroid or comet which decayed and came crashing to Earth in a multiple impact event that left craters in North Dakota, Manitoba, Quebec, France, and Ukraine geosci.uchicago.edu/~rowl…
A student from the Ukraine died from a piece of bubble gum that exploded in his mouth. He accidentally dipped the gum into a packet of explosive material, instead of citric acid. content.usatoday.com/comm…
Today I learned of the Holodomor, "Extermination by hunger", a man-made famine that killed millions in Soviet Ukraine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
Ukraine once had 2000 nuclear warheads, the third largest in the world, before they willingly disposed of them in 1996. huffingtonpost.com/blake-…
Canada has the largest population of Ukrainians outside of Ukraine and Russia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukr…
A big group of women in the Ukraine have formed a modern amazon tribe called Asgarda. Their goal is to have complete autonomy from men, they train in different martial arts and sciences, and live in the Carpathian Mountains. planet-mag.com/?s=asgarda…
From 1944 to 1953 in the Ukraine, 35,000 Soviet troops and Communist officials were killed by guerillas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukr…
The Congo national anthem asks: β€œAnd if we have to die/ Does it really matter?” The opening line of Ukraine’s anthem is: β€œUkraine is not yet dead.” telegraph.co.uk/culture/c…
Porn is illegal in Ukraine and can only be used for medicinal purposes. theregister.co.uk/2009/07…
Holodomor Memorial Day has officially been observed on the fourth Saturday of November in the Ukraine since 2006 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
A sign language interpreter in the Ukraine courageously defied state censors in 2004 by signing to her deaf viewers the true winner of the presidential election en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Russia and Ukraine launched Angola's first satellite only last December (26 December 2017) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
It is theorized that impact craters in North Dakota, Canada, France, and Ukraine were all made from the same asteroid that broke apart before impacting Earth 214 million years ago. Today they are no longer in a straight line due to plate tectonics. everything.alzakera.com/w…
A sign language interpreter in the Ukraine courageously defied state censors in 2004 by signing to her deaf viewers the true winner of the presidential election. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
7 people died from leukemia and 17 more became disabled because of caesium-137 capsule in apartment wall in Ukraine self.gutenberg.org/articl…
In 2012, the National Art Museum of Ukraine had an exhibit where women would lay, pretending to be asleep, and men could sign up to kiss them. However, if the woman opened her eyes while being kissed, she was contractually bound to marry the man kissing her. huffingtonpost.com.au/ent…
Translated to English, the Ukraine's national anthem is "Ukraine Has Not Yet Died" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukr…
A man-made famine in the Ukraine caused by brutal Soviet (Stalin) policies killed about 5 million Ukrainians in 1932 - 33. Russia denied the genocide happened for a long time, and it still causes conflicts between the two countries. holodomorct.org/history.h…
Next to Ukraine, Kazakhstan has the largest number of ethnic Russians outside Russia, about 4 million. Politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, born in Kazakhstan, said the country should join Russia as a β€œCentral Asian Federal Region" america.aljazeera.com/art…
There's a Jewish themed restaurant in the Ukraine called At the Golden Rose where patrons dress in traditional Jewish garb, and haggle over the prices. vosizneias.com/107522/201…
Spiders and spider webs are a traditional Christmas tree decoration in Ukraine. vancouverchristmasmarket.…
A journalist named Walter Duranty wrote a series of reports denying that mass starvation in Ukraine (the Holodomor) was taking place. For that, he won the 1932 Pulitzer Prize in correspondence. To this day, the New York Times still refuses to relinquish the award. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Under the Budapest Memorandum, Russia promised Ukraine peace and respect for their national borders in exchange for nuclear disarmament. msz.gov.pl/en/p/wiedenobw…
After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, an estimated 150,000 unnecessary abortions occurred worldwide from women afraid of radiation mutations. There is no evidence whatsoever of any increase in birth defects; not even in Belarus and Ukraine, the closest to Chernobyl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Two Soviet Republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia) Were Admitted as Full Members of the United Nations, so Between 1945 and 1991, the Soviet Union Was Represented by Three Seats in the United Nations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sov…
In 2006, anti-NATO protests in Ukraine canceled a joint exercise designed to simulate a Russian invasion of Crimea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Today I learned of the Odessa Catacombs, Ukraine. A network of tunnels under the city of Odessa that was originally used in the 16th century for stone mining, and later on smuggling. It is famous for the accidental death of a girl who's body was not found for several years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ode…
The reigning boxing Heavy Weight Champion of the World is also a PhD and an MP in his native Ukraine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
In the four year period between 1918 and 1922 Poland successfully rebelled against Germany, annexed Silesia, took over the capital of Lithuania, conquered a large part of Ukraine, and defeated the Soviet Union en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The Citadel Inn (a 5 star hotel) in Lviv, Ukraine used to be Stalag-328, an infamous Nazi concentration camp where it is said upwards of 100,000 prisoners were killed. This gave it the nickname the "Tower of Death". atlasobscura.com/places/c…
There are 23 countries without any long-form names (no "Republic" or "Kingdom" etc in their official names), one third are in the Caribbean and another third are in Europe. Notably examples include Canada, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Ukraine. state.gov/s/inr/rls/4250.…
After WW1, the Polish had a plan to create a federation formed by central european countries, which would include Poland, Romania, Ukraine, and the Baltic States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
With a population slightly more than 1,3 million people, Estonia has has contributed more than 6 million euros to support the development of Ukraine (the country of 45.49 million people) in the period of 2014 - 2015, which makes roughly 4 euros for every Estonian resident. vm.ee/sites/default/files…

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