People in Ukraine are friendly, hospitable, well-educated, kind-hearted and hard-working individuals, many of them have brought significant contribution to the world many different fields, these may include athletics, art, theatre, literature, business, aeronautics, and academics, some famous Ukrainians include the writer Nikolai Gogol; the rocket engineer Sergey Korolyov; the aircraft designer Oleg Antonov; Igor Sikorsky, also Aircraft designer; the microbiologist Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov; the educator Anton Makarenko; the ophthalmologist Vladimir Filatov; the famous actresses Milla Jovovich and Mila Kunis; Leonid Stadnyk, the world’s tallest man (2,57m).
Ukrainians are usually quite active, but its average body mass index is not very good, a BMI 26, which usually results in slightly overweight. Use this body mass index calculator and know in which weight range you are. BMI provides a simple numeric measure of an adult's thickness or thinness, allowing health professionals to discuss overweight and underweight problems more objectively with their patients.
The Ukrainian culture is very interesting; they enjoy their culture in the form of traditional dances, many of them originated in rural Cossack villages, Ukrainian dances are energetic, fast-paced, and entertaining. Their most important holidays are Christmas, Easter, Green Sunday (Pentecost), New Year and Ivan Kupala Day (St John's Eve). The tradition of the Easter egg is thousands of years old in Ukraine; the art of the decorated egg is called pysanka.
Ukrainians are very friendly to guests, if you are invited by a Ukrainian family; you will surely receive lots of attention as long as your stay in the house of your host.
Ukrainians tend to be somewhat superstitious about things like leave an empty bottle on a table, whistling indoors, shaking hands over a threshold of a door, and other things, all these things are considered really bad luck.
The official language in Ukraine is Ukrainian although Russian is still the most widespread; other languages spoken in Ukraine are Romanian, Polish, and Hungarian. About 88% of the population consider Ukrainian their language. Many speak Russian as a first or second language, especially in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Ukrainians are fervently nationalistic, having in recent times been freed from two centuries of Russian control.
Ukrainians make up more than 73 percent of the population, ethnic Russians number about 22 percent, 4 percent is Jewish, and 4 percent are of other ethnic groups including Belarusian, Moldovan, Polish, and other minorities. The average concentration of population of Ukraine is 85 people per square kilometre. The average life expectation stands at 62.3 years for men and 73.2 years for women. 68 percent of the population lives in cities and 32 percent in rural areas.
Numerous faiths are practiced in Ukraine: Ukrainian Orthodox (Ukrainian Orthodox under Moscow Patriarchate, Ukrainian Orthodox under Kiev Patriarchate, and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox), Ukrainian Catholic, Protestantism, Judaism and Islam.
There are many communities of Ukrainians around the world; the most numerous are located in Russia (3,000,000), Canada (1,000,000), United States (890,000), Brazil (550,000), Kazakhstan (about 500,000), Moldova (450,000), Poland (300,000), Belarus (250, 000), Slovakia (200,000) and Argentina (100,000). This one of the reasons why Ukrainian people usually uses real life cams to communicate with other national citizens around the world. Also, the Ukrainians uses the webcams to share its experiences during a normal day at home, at work and also driving his cars.