Canada put ethnic Ukrainians with Austro-Hungarian citizenship living in Canada in internment camps during World War I, during which it fought against Austria-Hungary, which controlled a portion of what is now Ukraine and contained many ethnic Ukrainians in its empire and army. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukr…
In 1965, a Ukrainian farmer dug up the lower jawbone of a mammoth. Further excavations revealed the presence of 4 huts, made up of a total of 149 mammoth bones. These dwellings, dating back some 15,000 years, were determined to have been some of the oldest shelters ever built en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Today I learned about the experimental youth soccer team β€œPhoenix” that was comprised in 2015 of kids that had no or very little sporting talents. Initially, the team was losing by 20:1. Despite this, two years later, the team became the city's futsal champion. This year they won the Ukrainian Cup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_…
Farmers in USA are hacking their John Deere tractors with Ukrainian firmware, which seems to be the only way to actually *own* the machines and their software, rather than rent them for lifetime from John Deere. motherboard.vice.com/en_u…
The Ukrainian famineβ€”known as the Holodomor, a combination of the Ukrainian words for β€œstarvation” and β€œto inflict death”—by one estimate claimed the lives of 3.9 million people, about 13 percent of the population history.com/news/ukrainia…
In the 16th century a Ruthenian/Ukrainian woman was taken captive and brought to Istanbul as a slave. Her joyful spirit earned her a name Hurrem - "the Cheerful One”. She rose to become Suleiman's legal wife and "Queen of the Ottoman Empire" known in history as Hurrem Sultan or Roxelana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hur…
Ukrainian Ivan Kharchenko personally defused more than 1500 bombs weighing more than 500 kilograms each and 25,000 other explosive objects during the battles of Stalingrad and Kiev. After WW2, he disarmed 16,000 more unexploded bombs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iva…
Today I learned of Catherine Yasinchuk, a Ukrainian woman who was wrongly institutionalized for 48 years in a Philadelphia asylum because she did not speak English and no one understood her. She’d come to the USA alone at the age of 15, and suffered a nervous breakdown after losing her husband and baby. ukrweekly.com/archive/198…
A Ukrainian child psychiatrist, Grunya Sukhareva, discovered Asperger Syndrome 20 years before Hans Asperger did en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gru…
Ukrainian KGB directorate repeatedly reported to Moscow on systematic safety breaches during Chernobyl construction works between 1976 and 1979 and reported in 1984 on deficiencies in the third and fourth reactors news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europ…
In 1997, Bill Cosby's son Ennis was murdered while changing a tire and left on the side of the road by Ukrainian teenager. Cosby was working toward his doctorate in special education at Columbia University's Teachers College. He planned to set up a school for children with learning disabilities en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Pope John Paul II was a polyglot. He spoke 12 languages; Polish, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, German, Ukrainian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak and Esperanto. He used 9 as Pope. He learned them in 1938, just before the Nazis occupied Poland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Brazil has the Biggest number of Italians, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Sub-Saharan African and Lebanese (outside of those countries) people (descendants) in the world! Besides that, a Gigantic (in the millions) of German, Syrians, Polish, Spaniards, Ukrainians and Turkish people! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imm…
Approximately 3/4 of Russia's Anadyrsky District is of non-indigenous origin; mainly Russian and Ukrainian. They were enticed by the higher pay, large pensions, and more generous allowances permitted to those prepared to endure the cold and the isolation, as well as those who were exiled here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
After executing over 1,000 Ukrainian intellectuals between October 27 and November 3, 1937, Soviet executioner Mikhail Metveyev was given a commemorative gift of a record player/radio and a set of records, for his "selfless work in the struggle against counter-revolution". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
Apollo-11 trajectory to the Moon is named "Kondratyuk Route" after a self-educated Ukrainian who had calculated it 50 years before the lunar flight nmspacemuseum.org/halloff…
Today I learned of Ekaterina Mikhailova-Demina, who was the only woman to have served in front-line reconnaissance in the Soviet marines during WWII. She carried hundreds of men to safety. In 1944, she helped assault a Ukrainian city, singlehandedly attacking a German position and taking 14 prisoners. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yek…
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…
In 1710 the Ukrainian Cossacks drafted one of Europe's first state Constitutions, which had established the democratic standard for the separation of powers in government 30 years before Montesquieu's "Spirit of the Laws" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
The Red Army accepted a Ukrainian woman after she shot two enemy soldiers at range in an audition, she became the most prolific female sniper in history smithsonianmag.com/histor…
3 Scottish soldiers escaped capture from German soldiers when they spoke their native Gaelic to confuse them after their capture claiming they were Ukrainian. The German soldiers let them go. bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-sco…
Dr Ralf Lemkin was the one who coined the term 'Genocide'. He viewed Ukrainian Holodomor as the classic example of Soviet genocide and part of a Russification process en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap…
Ukrainian Trident/Tryzyb was also the Coat of Arms of the Viking ruling dynasty of Kiev Rus 1,000 years ago, and it is believed to mean a symbol of the Holy Trinity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
Norilsk uprising of 1953 was the largest in the history of GULAG. There were up to 16,378 inmates on strike at the same time, 70 % of which were Ukrainians. It lasted for 69 days and is known as "Uprising of the Spirit" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
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…
: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…
Neil Armstrong while in the USSR collected a handful of soil from outside a Ukrainian man's house in Siberia to acknowledge that man's contribution to Apollo-11 Moon Mission en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yur…
Carol of the Bells is originally a Ukrainian folk song about the sparrow welcoming the spring en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shc…
Ukrainian Petro Prokopovych is considered the founder of commercial beekeeping for his invention of a hive frame and a crude queen excluder between brood and honey chambers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
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…
Details from Ukrainian-Canadian artist William Kurelek’s painting, The Maze, were used as the cover art for Van Halen’s Fair Warning album. vhnd.com/2011/05/02/the-s…
During the Ukrainian Genocide of 1932–33, cannibalism became common enough that the Soviet regime printed posters declaring: "To eat your own children is a barbarian act." More than 2,500 people were convicted of cannibalism during the Holodomor, though the true numbers were likely higher en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
Today I learned about Pavlik Morozov: a Ukrainian boy who was indoctrinated by the Young Pioneers, turned his parents in to the police for hiding grain, and actively participated in their assassination. He was then killed by his grandfather for betraying his family. Pavlik was celebrated as a martyr by Soviets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pav…
In the Ukrainian language, the word Chernobyl: "Ρ‡ΠΎΡ€Π½ΠΎΠ±ΠΈΠ»ΡŒ" means wormwood. In the Book of Revelation, Wormwood is the fallen star that poisons the waters of the earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Today I learned of Generalplan Ost (Master Plan, East) a secret Nazi plan to eliminate 50%+ Russians, 80% Poles, 65% Ukrainians, 50% Czechs etc after conquering Eastern Europe and defeating the Soviet Union en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Today I learned that the "Ukrainian Insurgent Army" fought against the Nazis, the Soviets and the Polish Home Army, making it the only organization to fight the Axis, Comintern and Western Allies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukr…
Today I learned of Filip Konowal, the only Ukrainian to have received the Victoria Cross. After working in Siberia, he crossed the Pacific to take a job in Canada, joined the Canadian Army during the First World War, and during the Battle of Arras, single-handedly rushed two machine gun positions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil…
During the height of the Ukrainian Holodomor, June 1933, an estimated 28,000 people died each day holodomorct.org/holodomor…
Saskatchewan, Canada became the first jurisdiction in North America to recognize the Holodomor, in which ~7.5 million ethnic Ukrainians were starved under Stalin's Soviet regime en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
A Ukrainian wrestler at the age of 56, won a beauty contest among men in the United States in 1920s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iva…
In 2017 someone (the Ukrainian authorities blame Russia) used a drone carrying a thermite grenade to blow up an ammunition dump, setting off a billion dollars worth of explosives. popularmechanics.com/mili…
In the 1970s Kazakstan became the only Soviet republic in which the eponymous nationality was a minority in its own republic. More than 1 million Russians, Ukrainian and other ethnic groups migrated to Kazakhstan while 1.2 million Kazakh citizens were drafted during WWII factsanddetails.com/centr…
Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) is actually Ukrainian and propagates Holodomor awareness youtube.com/watch?v=FCnkl…
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…
Taiho, arguably the greatest Sumo wresler of all time, was of Ukrainian descent and was called Ivan Boryshko at birth theguardian.com/sport/201…
The world's first railway electrification system and electric tram were invented by Ukrainian Fyodor Pirotsky en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyo…
Moscow occupied its part of Poland according to Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact under pretence of "protecting the Ukrainians and Belarusians who lived in the eastern part of Poland, because the Polish state – according to Soviet propaganda – had collapsed" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sov…
Of "The Death Match", a 1942 soccer match between Nazi soldiers and Ukrainian prisoners of war. It was the inspiration behind the movie "The Longest Yard" wikipedia.org/wiki/The_De…
Best scoring pilot of the Allied powers in WW2 was Ukrainian Ivan Kozhedub with 62 downed planes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iva…
A Ukrainian Jewish man named Semen Hitler served in the Red Army During WW2. He was awarded the Soviet Medal For Courage and died on July 3, 1942 during the battle of Sevastopol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sem…

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