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A fake spider and web are often included in the decorations on Ukrainian Christmas trees
Most words in the Ukrainian language starts with the letter “п”. The most frequently used letter of the Ukrainian alphabet – “о”. The letters “ф” and “г” are used least often.
This is only Ukraine's fifth time at the Olympics! After becoming an independent nation in 1994, it's first Olympics was in 1996. In the four summer games it's taken part in so far, they've won 96 medals!
At the moment of the declaration of independence, this country was inhabited by 19.4 million pigs, today there are only 8.3 million.
In Ukraine local tradition is to bring an odd number of flowers for a celebration and an even number for funerals.
The center of Europe is in Ukraine
They believe that shaking hands, giving keys or doing anything in a doorway, may bring misfortune to their guests.
Ukraine - the geographic centre of Europe is considered to be in a small Western Ukrainian town Rahiv
Kiev has the third most visited McDonalds.
Andriy Shevenchenkoeir who led Ukraine to the quarter finals of the World Cup World Cup at the first time of entering the competition, has today retired from football to take up a career in politics.
Ukraine, interesting fact - The deepest in the world subway (metro) station is located in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv (Kiev)! It is Arsenal’na metro station (red line) and its depth is 105 meters!
Ukraine - there are more than 6600 species of funghi growing in the Ukraine
UKRAINE - DID YOU KNOW? The deepest in the world subway (metro) station is located in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv (Kiev)! It is Arsenal’na metro station (red line) and its depth is 105 meters!
Kiev is capital of Ukraine whose flag this is where chicken kiev from
Ukraine - Following the example of the main hero of a famous folk tale “Levsha” (The Lefthander) by N. Leskov, Ukrainian Nikolai Syadristy decided to shoe a flea. The flea can be seen in the Kiev Museum of Miniatures.
The Ukrainian national anthem consists of only six lines (four in a verse and two in a chorus). The remaining verses of the anthem are considered politically incorrect. (“We’ll stand, brothers, in bloody battle, from the Syan to the Don” implies a claim to the territories of Russia and Poland).
The deepest underground Metro station in the world is in Kiev, Ukraine. Its over 100m deep. As a comparison the London Underground (Where I worked for over 8 years) is only 58m deep at its deepest. (Hampstead)
Ukraine has the third most visited McDonald’s in the world is located in Kiev.
Ukraine is located in southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea
Never kiss a Ukrainean woman on the forehead! That is reserved for funerals.
Also, like the Japanese, the Ukraineans remove their shoes at the door, to keep the house clean.
The deepest subway station in the world is located in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, It is Arsenal’na metro station and it's 105 meters deep.
Local tradition is to bring an odd number of flowers for a celebration and an even number for funerals.
Ukraine, the third most visited McDonalds is found in Ukraine - in Kiev near the train station, last year it had over 2 million customers.
The Ukrainians have an entry in the Guinness book of world records for making the worlds largest champagne glass. It holds 56.25 litres. That is one hell of a hangover !
Kiev (Ukraine) metro station is the deepest underground station in the world
On the train the toilet dumps on the tracks. Kind of weird to flush the toilet and see the ground below.
The Ukranian capital Kiev has the world's deepest subway station, with a depth of 105 metres underground
is a country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine borders the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast,and gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991
Ukranian man Nikolai Syadristy decided to shoe a flea after the hero in a famous folk tale by N.Leskov did the same. The flea is on display at the Kiev museum of miniatures :D
In the Ukraine, ducks go 'krya-krya'.