Ukraine travel guide



Ukraine Travel Guide

Ukraine History

Post-World War II

The international position of Ukraine as a nation-state in its own right increased over the years, although part of the Soviet Union. For example, in 1945 was given separate membership in the United Nations.

By the 1950s, Ukraine became a vital centre of the Soviet armaments industry and high-tech research. Such an important position resulted in a major influence of Ukraine in the Soviet administration; numerous members of the Soviet leadership were Ukrainians. In 1954, the Crimean region was transferred from the Russian to Ukraine.

On April 26, 1986; in the town of Pripyat, a reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded resulting in the world’s worst nuclear accident. The fallout contaminated large areas of northern Ukraine and Belarus, caused thousands of deaths, around 150.000 people were evacuated from the contaminated area, and 300.000 – 600.000 took part in the cleanup

Ukraine History

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