10 Interesting facts about Ukraine and the Ukrainian language

For people interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Ukraine and the Ukrainian language, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. If not considering Russia, Ukraine is the largest country in Europe, with land borders including Russia, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Belarus.  Connecting with the Black Sea is Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia.  There are 46 million people in Ukraine, with sizable minorities of Russians, Belarusians and Romanians.   Ukraine regained its independence in 1991.
  • 2. The name Ukraine is believed to come from the Slavic term ukraina, meaning “border region” or “frontier” but also “home land” or “our country”, with the difference depending on the perspective of whom is telling it, with outsiders preferring the former and native Ukrainians the latter.
  • 3. The language Ukrainian is spoken by over 30 million people, including from Ukraine, Transnistria, Moldova, Hungary, Serbia, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic and others.
  • 5. Ukraine is the 3rd largest grain exporter worldwide.
  • 6. The currency used is the Ukrainian Hryvnia, (UAH).
  • 7. The cuisine of Ukraine includes a variety of soups, salads, breads, main course dishes and desserts.  Popular soups are Borsht, Kapusniak, Rosolnyk and Yushka.  With the large amount of wheat available, breads are a big part of most meals.  Main courses include Cabbage Rolls, roast measts, fish, Guliash and others.
  • 8. Beverages from Ukraine include vodka, Samohon (moonshine), local beers, wines and mead.
  • 10. There are over 21 million visitors or tourists that travel Ukraine each year, the highest in eastern Europe.  Attractions include the Carpathian Mountains for skiing, hiking, fishing and hunting, the coastline of the Black Sea, various vineyards, castles, historical parks, cities such as Odessa, Lviv, Sevastopol, Yalta, Kiev and others.

Have your own networks with others in Ukraine

If you regularly share content or work with people in Ukraine, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your language, including Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Turkish and others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views in respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability to add networks, use the applications, and initial storage for your various files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Ukraine, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples and relevant blog articles.

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