32 Facts About The Ukraine

1. The Ukraine is currently ranked 35th by number of gold medals won in the All-time Olympic Games medal count, with every country above it, except for Russia, having more appearances.

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2. The Ukraine made its Olympic debut at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

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3. In 2011, The Ukraine was granted a right to organize EuroBasket 2015.

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4. The Ukraine invented his own cinematic style, Ukrainian poetic cinema, which was totally out of step with the guiding principles of socialist realism.

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5. The Ukraine has had an influence on the history of the cinema.

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6. The Ukraine has five conservatories, 6 opera houses, five houses of Chamber Music, Philharmony in all regional centers.

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7. In 1934, the capital of Soviet The Ukraine moved from Kharkiv to Kiev.

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8. The Ukraine produces the fourth largest number of post-secondary graduates in Europe, while being ranked seventh in population.

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9. In total, The Ukraine has 457 cities, 176 of them are labelled oblast-class, 279 smaller raion-class cities, and two special legal status cities.

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10. In 2008 The Ukraine posted record-breaking birth rates since its 1991 independence.

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11. The Ukraine has one of the most equal income distribution as measured by Gini index and Palma ratio.

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12. In 2007 The Ukraine occupied 8th place in Europe by the number of tourists visiting, according to the World Tourism Organization rankings.

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13. The Ukraine produces and processes its own natural gas and petroleum.

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14. The Ukraine has a very large heavy-industry base and is one of the largest refiners of metallurgical products in Eastern Europe.

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15. In 2013, The Ukraine ranked fourth in the world in number of certified IT professionals after the United States, India and Russia.

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16. The Ukraine became an active participant in scientific space exploration and remote sensing missions.

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17. The Ukraine produces nearly all types of transportation vehicles and spacecraft.

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18. In May 1992, The Ukraine signed the Lisbon Protocol in which the country agreed to give up all nuclear weapons to Russia for disposal and to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state.

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19. The Ukraine is included in the European Union's European Neighbourhood Policy which aims at bringing the EU and its neighbours closer.

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20. The Ukraine is the most active member of the Partnership for Peace.

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21. The Ukraine currently considers Euro-Atlantic integration its primary foreign policy objective, but in practice it has always balanced its relationship with the European Union and the United States with strong ties to Russia.

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22. The Ukraine has made a substantial contribution to UN peacekeeping operations since 1992.

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23. Law enforcement agencies in The Ukraine are organised under the authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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24. The Ukraine has a mostly temperate climate, with the exception of the southern coast of Crimea which has a subtropical climate.

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25. The Ukraine is home to a diverse assemblage of animals, fungi, microorganisms and plants.

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26. On 1 January 2016, The Ukraine joined the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with European Union, which aims to modernize and develop Ukraine's economy, governance and rule of law to EU standards and gradually increase integration with the EU Internal market.

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27. The Ukraine became a founding member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in December 1922.

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28. The Ukraine maintains the second-largest military in Europe after that of Russia.

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29. The Ukraine is a developing country and ranks 84th on the Human Development Index.

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30. On 1 January 2016, The Ukraine applied the economic component of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the European Union.

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31. In 1991 The Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in the aftermath of its dissolution at the end of the Cold War.

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32. The Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.

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