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Ukraine History


Ukraine Early history

Early history


Human settlement in the region of actual Ukraine has been documented into remote prehistory. The Neolithic Cucuteni-Trypillian culture flourished between 5500 BC and 2750 BC in an extensive area that covered parts of contemporary Ukraine including the Dnieper-Dniester region. During the Iron Age...



Kievan Rus history

Kievan Rus


The area rapidly prospered as the center of the powerful state of Kyivan Rus. Prince Vladimir the Great (Volodymyr) adopted Byzantine Christianity and converted the Kievan aristocracy and most of the people to Christianity in 988. During the 10th and 11th centuries, Kyiv (Kiev) was the most important...



Galicia-Volhynia

Galicia-Volhynia


From the 13th to the 16th century, Kiev was under the influence of Poland and Lithuania. The state of Kievan Rus was replaced by the principalities of Galich (Halych) and Volodymyr-Volynskyi, which were combined into the state of Galicia-Volhynia founded by Danylo Halytsky and existed from the I3th to...



The Cossacks and the Russian Empire

The Cossacks and the Russian Empire


At the start of the 16th century, a new power appeared on the Ukrainian scene: the Kozaks (Cossacks), they started as semi-autonomous free people who defended their land and remained fiercely orthodox, some of them were hired as soldiers to protect the south-eastern borders...



The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic


Ukraine participated in the World War I, on the side of both Central Powers, under Austria, and the Triple Entente, under Russia. With the fall down of the Russian and Austrian empires after the World War I and the 1917 October Revolution in Russia...




Ukraine and the World War II

Ukraine and the World War II


Ukraine was one of the most devastated countries after World War II; the total of victims among the Ukrainian population is estimated between five and eight million. Following the invasion of Poland in 1939, German and Soviet troops divided the territory of Poland according to the Ribbentrop-Molotov...



Ukraine Post-World War II

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...



Ukraine Independence

Independence


On July 16, 1990 the supreme Raja of Ukraine proclaimed Ukraine's self-government. On August 24, 1991 the supreme Raja proclaimed the act of independence of Ukraine, in which the parliament declared Ukraine as an independent democratic state. On December 1, in a nationwide...




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