ABOUT UKRAINEUkraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It lies at the northwest end of the Black Sea, with Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland to the northwest, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, and Romania to the south west and south, with Moldova in between. Most of the country (the central and eastern portions) was formerly a part of Russian Empire; after the October Revolution and the Civil War, the entire country, known as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, was a part of the Soviet Union. Ukraine is the second-largest country in Europe, albeit with a slightly declining population.
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation is the officially designated exclusion area around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster. It is commonly known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and also as the 30 Kilometer Zone or simply The Zone .
The Chernobyl disaster (locally Ukrainian: Чорнобильська катастрофа, Chornobylska Katastrofa – Chornobyl Catastrophe) was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western USSR and Europe.
Festivals and Events
St. Vladimir’s Cathedral
The mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has a fantastic Neo-Byzantine facade, with many beautiful interior details. Completed in the late 19th century, St. Vladimir’s Cathedral is one of the most important landmarks in all of Kiev."
Kiev’s crown jewel and grand UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most spectacular cathedrals in the world. Saint-Sophia Cathedral was an eleventh-century attempt to both honor and surpass the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, built some five-hundred years earlier."