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By its territory, Ukraine is one of the largest countries in South-East Europe. Its overall area is 603.7 ths sq. km, its extension from the West to East - 1300 kilometers, from the North to South - 900 kilometers. In the South Ukraine is washed by waters of the Black and Azov Seas; intensive contacts with foreign countries are effected through ports of these seas. A gateway to Danube provides communication with 7 countries of Western Europe. Developed railway, automobile and aviation networks connect the country almost with all the corners of the earth. Ukraine is bounded on the east by Russia, on the north by Byeloruss, on the west by Poland and Slovakia, on the south-east by Hungary, Romania and Moldova. read more
Talk, that Zakarpattya is a land of legends, healthful water and unique nature. And yet hospitable people live here, which support "visiting card" the land as tourist pearl of Ukraine. Who arrives on rest to Carpathians can in winter go out in Volovez to alpine skis, in Svalyava - to get to the sanatoriums which took a place along the Luga river (they are "Sonyachne Zakarpattya", "Kvitka poloniny") or in Mukachevo - from it's possible to reach Khust (from Khust 17 km away there are Shayany),Vinogradiv (alongside sanatorium "Tepliza") or to Beregovo with his termal spring. read more
March, 19 - March 19, 1895: Maksym Ryl's'kyj was born, a prominent Ukrainian poet, an academician, a translator of the best writing works of the world literature March, 20 - March 20, 1632: Hetman of Ukraine, a fighter for its independence Ivan Mazepa was born March, 21 - March 21, 1842: A prominent Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko was born March, 22 - March 22, 1917: Response of the Central Rada «To the Ukrainian people» in which it was appealed to create new and free life March, 23 - March 23, 1918: The order of the Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian People's Republic on Ukrainization. Replacement of the Russian emblem by the Ukrainian one March, 24 - March, 1925: The beginning of «literary discussion» - an attempt of designation ways of development of the Ukrainian literature; pamphlets of Mykola Khvyliovyj March, 25 - March, 1651: Colonel Ivan Bohun defeated the Poles near Vinnytsia
Kyiv… Ancient Capital of Kyiv Rus' land. For a millennium and a half it has stood is fast on steep hills over the gray Slavutich-Dnieper. When the day breaks and morning mist floats over the river, the city has the air of an old and wais fairy-tale hero.
Poets and essayist like to refer to Kyiv as to “the city ever young,” and it is true, for day after day, its architectural style transformed by its modern blocks of flats, newly-built avenues and residential districts. In spite of this facts, Kyiv preserves its historical significance and the air of mystery characteristics of an ancient city.
The ancient chroniclers called Kyiv “the mother of the cities of Rus.” Having subordinated numerous tribes, Kyiv became the centre of Kievan Rus, the first state of the Eastern Slavs – which later gave off springs – Ukraine, Russia and Belaru...»
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You or your relatives have lived previously in the Soviet Union?
- If you now have a permanent residence in other countries, your documents are archived in the CIS countries,
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The state archives of Ukraine preserve more than 56,5 million items of various NAF documents: managerial, personal, scientific, technical etc. on paper basis; cinema-, photo-, phono-, video documents and the others. The state archives also supervise 42286 archival departments of the central and local governments, various institutions, public organisations selecting the most valuable documents for permanent keeping.
The National Archival Fond of Ukraine has an immense cultural and information capacity; it is one of the most significant components of public information resources, the concentrated Memory of the state and the nation within eight centuries of written history (the most ancient documents in the state archives of Ukraine are dated by the XII-XIII centuries); it is about 1000 km of archival shelves!read more