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  1. Ukrainian Studies Course for Beginners Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk April 2005

  2. 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

  3. 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 Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk April 2005

  4. 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. Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk April 2005

  5. 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 Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk April 2005

  6. State Symbols STATE EMBLEM: FLAG: Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk April 2005

  7. 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. Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk April 2005

  8. ...IT LOOKS NICE. Territory(continued) But the most important thing about Ukrainian territory is that… Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk April 2005

  9. 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. Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk April 2005

  10. 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 Presentation by Oleksandra Sytnyk April 2005

  11. 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