我们的传统美食非常delicious. But this is not the entire story about the wealth of the Ukrainian land. Ukraine is known in the whole world for its authentic culture, gifted people and wonderful places which are worth to visit. How much do you really know about our country?
Let's learn more about Ukraine.
7 interesting facts
- 乌克兰人创造了世界上第一批宪法。The author was Pylyp Orlyk, the Hetman of Zaporozhian Kozak troops. The Ukrainian Constitution was proclaimed in 1710, while in the USA it was adopted in 1787, in France and Poland – in 1791.
- The Ukrainian language排名thesecondplace in the list ofthemost melodic languagesin the world.Our language yielded the palm of victory only to the Italian language at the language beauty contest, which was held in Paris in 1934.
- The geographical center of Europeis located in Ukraine. It is situated in the west of our country, in the Carpathian Mountains, in the vicinity of the little town Rakhiv. This fact was approved by geographers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of XIX century.
- The Ukrainian McDonald’s makes the top three fast food chains in the world. A couple years ago one of the Kyiv McDonald’s served almost 2,3 million customers within a year and therefore became second among other 30 000 public places.
- The Ukrainian rescued Winston Churchill from execution by a firing squad.This happened during the Boer War between XIX-XX centuries. Yuriy Budiak, who led the troop of South African Dutch, didn’t permit to kill a young English journalist who afterwards became the prime-minister of Great Britain.
- Taras Schevshenko是世界上最受欢迎的诗人之一。1200 memorials were built in honor of Taras Schevshenko.
- 乌克兰人建造了携带能力最大的飞机。AN-225 “Mriia” can transmit the commercial cargo up to 250 tons. Its ultimate unladen weight comprises 640 tons. By way of a comparative example, we can name the analogue measures of the weight-lift American plane “C-5 Galaxy” which takes the second place. The tonnage amounts to 381 tons.
7 famous Ukrainians
- Brothers Klitschkoare the strongest heavyweight boxers of the XXI century. The eldest brother Vitalii finished his career as undefeated and got the title of the honored WBC champion. The youngest Volodymyr is the defending champion, has the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts. His victorious range of boxing matches has been continuing more than 10 years, upwards 2004.
- andriy shevchenko.is a Ukrainian footballer, the owner of the The 2004 Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball). He was the playmaker in the football club “Dynamo Kyiv”, “Milan” (Italy), “Chelsi” (England). Besides the rank of the best player in Europe in 2004, he is the best shooter of the Ukraine national football team (48 goals); the Champions League 1999, 2001, 2006; Andriy is also the second shooter in the history of the FC “Milan”. The football player makes the list of the 100 greatest footballers of the XX century.
- ruslana.是歌手。她是2004年欧洲围堰比赛的赢家。由于乌克兰最近的事件，她有一个积极的公民身份。2014年，Ruslana由Michelle Obama赐予国际勇气奖的国际妇女。
- Vasyl Virastyukis a Ukrainian sportsmen. He is competing in combined heaving events. Vasyl is the multiple world champion in this sport and one of the strongest people in the world, the owner of the title “World’s Strongest Man” in 2004.
- Serhiy Bubka.是一个杰出的赛道和野外运动员，奥林匹克冠军。他成为跳跃的世界冠军6次，Serhiy是世界纪录断路器35次。Bubka是世界上第一个高于5米的世界第一米。自1993年至2004年以来，他的记录是6,15米，他一直在持续21年。
- valeriy.Lobanovskyiis the famous footballer and remarkable trainer, the author of the unique training methodologies. Under his guidance the football club “Dynamo Kyiv” got the UEFA Cup twice (1975, 1986). He was rewarded by the UEFA for the contribution in the football development.
- YAna Klochkova.is the world known swimmer and the world record holder. She was the Olympic champion 4 times. Except the Olympic success, she was the world champion 3 times and she won in the European championships 11 times.
Ukrainians in show business and Hollywood
- Milla Jovovich是一个受欢迎的霍利伍德女演员，歌手和模特。她出生在Kyiv的乌克兰。由于电影“两个月交汇处”，“回归蓝色泻湖”，“第五元素”，“龙弧”，“常规危机”，“霍恩”。Milla是Luc Besson的前妻，现在她与Paul Anderson结婚。
- 米拉·昆士斯is an American film actress who comes from the Ukrainian town Chernivtsi. She is known thanks to the roles in the following films:“忘记莎拉马歇尔“，”伊利书“。电影中的角色“黑天鹅”带来了世界范围的名气 - 她得到了土星奖，并被提名为金色地球奖。
- Olga Kurylenkois a French model and actress, originally hails from Ukraine. Since she turned 18, she has been in fashion magazines and journals-魅力，伊莉，夫人牧师夫人，玛丽克莱尔和时尚。她扮演了詹姆斯邦德的女朋友在电影“萨克斯量子”之后，她被提名为土星奖，作为最好的支持女演员。
- Snejana Onopka.is a Ukrainian model. She is among Top 10 the most successful and highly sought models in the world. She is the image of numerous advertising companies and new brend collections - Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Lanvin, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, etc.