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Ukrainian Studies Course for Beginners

Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk

April 2005


Course Exemption

  • Please note, that students can be exempt from the course on the

  • basis of the preliminary testing.

  • Preliminary testing

  • You have 30 seconds to answer the following question:

  • What on earth is Ukraine?

  • Options:

  • exotic fruit

  • sort of ore

  • venereal desease

And the right answer is …

none of the above. Ukraine is a country!

Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk

April 2005


Course Structure

The aim of the present course is to familiarize the students

with the very basics of Ukrainian Studies. The Ukrainian Studies

Beginners Course consists of the following parts:

  • Introduction

  • State structure

  • State symbols

  • Territory

  • Territory (continued)

  • Capital

  • Population

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April 2005


Introduction

Let me guess what you know about Ukraine so far:

  • ORANGE REVOLUTION

  • you probably know about it if you watch news

  • KLICHKO BROTHERS and ANDREY SHEVCHENKO

  • you probably know about them if you are either box or soccer lover

  • CHERNOBYL CATASTROPHE

  • you probably know about it if you are from our Solar System

Well, if you know these three points, that’s not bed for the

beginning. But let me familiarize you with a few more facts

about Ukraine.

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April 2005


Government

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent, democratic social state. The President who is directly elected is the head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of government. The unicameral legislature is elected directly.

  • CONSTITUTION:Yes. Adopted 1996

  • TYPE OF GOVERNMENT:semi-presidential republic

  • SEPARATION OF POWERS:Yes. Legislative,

  • Executive and Judiciary

  • SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES:Yes

  • SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE:Yes

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April 2005


State Symbols

STATE EMBLEM:

FLAG:

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April 2005


Territory

Ukraine is located in southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea. Ukraine is situated between 44"20' and 52"20' north latitude, and 22"5' and 41"15' east longitude. Ukraine is is bound by Belarus to the north, Russia to the north and east, the Black Sea to the south, Moldova and Romania to the southwest as well as Poland, Hungary and Slovakia to the west.

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April 2005


...IT LOOKS NICE.

Territory(continued)

But the most important thing about Ukrainian territory is that…

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April 2005


Capital

Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. Kyiv was founded some 1600 years ago on the hills overlooking Dnipro river. Today, Kyiv is a modern city with a well-developed infrastructure. Population of Kyiv is 250,0000 persons.

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April 2005


Languages

Median Age

Ethnical groups

Population

Population (2005 est.): 47,425,336

(growth rate: –0.6%); birth rate: 10.5/1000;

infant mortality rate: 20.3/1000; life

expectancy: 66.8; density per sq mi: 203

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April 2005


Hurray, the course is over!!!

Everybody receives 100,000 credits!

Want to know more about Ukraine?

Register for Ukrainian Studies

for Advanced Users Course!

Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk

April 2005


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