History UsefulNotes / Ukraine

24th Nov '17 10:13:43 AM nombretomado
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A notable recent event was the 2004 Orange Revolution, where peaceful demonstrations forced the re-run of a questionable election and changed the government from pro-Russian to pro-Western (later elections changed it back, but were more peaceful). Another event of note was Ukraine holding the Euro-2012 football championship, along with Poland, and preparations for the event were painstakingly made. The most notable event in Ukraine of the 2010s so far has been the semi-violent[[note]]By which we mean, there was shooting, but nothing resembling military operations, and the old leadership wasn't gunned down[[/note]] revolution of 2014 which overthrew the pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych; this episode is called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euromaidan Euromaidan]], i.e. "Europe Square" (because the triggering event was Yanukovych rejecting a deal with the EuropeanUnion to take a deal with the Russians). In response, Russia annexed Crimea and started stirring up trouble in Eastern Ukraine; Wiki/TheOtherWiki has dubbed this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Crimean_crisis the Crimean Crisis]]. For its part, Crimea seems indifferent or possibly happy to be part of Russia (except for the Crimean Tatars), while most surveys say that Eastern Ukraine is indifferent or possibly happy to remain a (prickly) part of Ukraine (protesters aside). Or rather they ''were''. After protesters took over several regions of Eastern Ukraine, a full on civil war broke out, that only seems to have quieten with the current Minsk treaty. Oh, and "quieten" here means that the front line didn't move significantly in either direction, but the combat itself never ceased. Every day there are reports of losses, shootings, assaults, etc.

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A notable recent event was the 2004 Orange Revolution, where peaceful demonstrations forced the re-run of a questionable election and changed the government from pro-Russian to pro-Western (later elections changed it back, but were more peaceful). Another event of note was Ukraine holding the Euro-2012 football championship, along with Poland, and preparations for the event were painstakingly made. The most notable event in Ukraine of the 2010s so far has been the semi-violent[[note]]By which we mean, there was shooting, but nothing resembling military operations, and the old leadership wasn't gunned down[[/note]] revolution of 2014 which overthrew the pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych; this episode is called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euromaidan Euromaidan]], i.e. "Europe Square" (because the triggering event was Yanukovych rejecting a deal with the EuropeanUnion UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion to take a deal with the Russians). In response, Russia annexed Crimea and started stirring up trouble in Eastern Ukraine; Wiki/TheOtherWiki has dubbed this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Crimean_crisis the Crimean Crisis]]. For its part, Crimea seems indifferent or possibly happy to be part of Russia (except for the Crimean Tatars), while most surveys say that Eastern Ukraine is indifferent or possibly happy to remain a (prickly) part of Ukraine (protesters aside). Or rather they ''were''. After protesters took over several regions of Eastern Ukraine, a full on civil war broke out, that only seems to have quieten with the current Minsk treaty. Oh, and "quieten" here means that the front line didn't move significantly in either direction, but the combat itself never ceased. Every day there are reports of losses, shootings, assaults, etc.
6th Nov '17 10:09:19 PM Nicoaln
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* Andrei Chikatilo, also of SerialKiller infamy.
11th Oct '17 12:17:18 AM FireCrawler2002
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'''Ukraine''' (''Україна'', pronounced ''oo-kra-yee-na'' in Ukrainian) is a state that declared its independence in 1991, after the collapse of [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn the Soviet Union]].

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'''Ukraine''' (''Україна'', pronounced ''oo-kra-yee-na'' in Ukrainian) is a Eastern European state that declared its independence in 1991, after the collapse of [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn the Soviet Union]].
9th Sep '17 11:47:56 AM JustTroper
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It all is basically a quarrel between two kindred nations, pretty much of the same kind as the one between England and Ireland. Russian imperialist hardliners see Ukraine as a part of "Greater Russia" that was "forcefully taken away", and disregard Ukrainian language and cultural identity as "made up" in order to "undermine Russia". Ukrainian nationalist hardliners insist that the two nations are "completely unrelated", justifying it with racist notions that Russians are "wild" and "genetically servile" in contrast to "civilized" and "freedom-loving" Ukrainians. And of course, there's the everlasting debate on who is the true heir to Kievan Rus' - a medieval Slavic state that broke into Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. A lot of nationalist pseudohistory, conspiracy theories and downright crackpottery on both sides stem from this.

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It all is basically a quarrel between two kindred nations, pretty much of the same kind as the one between England and Ireland. Russian imperialist hardliners see Ukraine as a part of "Greater Russia" that was "forcefully taken away", and disregard Ukrainian language and cultural identity as "made up" in order to "undermine Russia". Ukrainian nationalist hardliners insist that the two nations are "completely unrelated", justifying it with racist notions that Russians are "wild" and "genetically servile" in contrast to "civilized" and "freedom-loving" Ukrainians. And of course, there's the everlasting debate on who is the true heir to Kievan Rus' - a medieval Slavic state that broke into Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. A lot of nationalist pseudohistory, conspiracy theories and downright crackpottery on both all sides stem from this.
9th Sep '17 11:47:18 AM JustTroper
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It all is basically a quarrel between two kindred nations, pretty much of the same kind as the one between England and Ireland. Russian imperialist hardliners see Ukraine as a part of "Greater Russia" that was "forcefully taken away", and disregard Ukrainian language and cultural identity as "made up" in order to "undermine Russia". Ukrainian nationalist hardliners insist that the two nations are "completely unrelated", justifying it with racist notions that Russians are "wild" and "genetically servile" in contrast to "civilized" and "freedom-loving" Ukrainians. And of course, there's the everlasting debate on who is the true heir to Kievan Rus' - a medieval Slavic state that broke into Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. A lot of nationalist pseudohistory, conspiracy theories and downright crackpottery on both sides stem from this.



It all is basically a quarrel between two kindred nations, pretty much of the same kind as the one between England and Ireland. Russian imperialist hardliners see Ukraine as a part of "Greater Russia" that was "forcefully taken away", and disregard Ukrainian language and cultural identity as "made up" in order to "undermine Russia". Ukrainian nationalist hardliners insist that the two nations are "completely unrelated", justifying it with racist notions that Russians are "wild" and "genetically servile" in contrast to "civilized" and "freedom-loving" Ukrainians. And of course, there's the everlasting debate on who is the true heir to Kievan Rus' - a medieval Slavic state that broke into Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. A lot of nationalist pseudohistory, conspiracy theories and downright crackpottery on both sides stem from this.
7th Aug '17 2:59:39 PM LittleBuster
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A notable recent event was the 2004 Orange Revolution, where peaceful demonstrations forced the re-run of a questionable election and changed the government from pro-Russian to pro-Western (later elections changed it back, but were more peaceful). Another event of note was Ukraine holding the Euro-2012 football championship, along with Poland, and preparations for the event were painstakingly made. The most notable event in Ukraine of the 2010s so far has been the semi-violent[[note]]By which we mean, there was shooting, but nothing resembling military operations, and the old leadership wasn't gunned down[[/note]] revolution of 2014 which overthrew the pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych; this episode is called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euromaidan Euromaidan]], i.e. "Europe Square" (because the triggering event was Yanukovych rejecting a deal with the EuropeanUnion to take a deal with the Russians). In response, Russia annexed Crimea and started stirring up trouble in Eastern Ukraine; Wiki/TheOtherWiki has dubbed this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Crimean_crisis the Crimean Crisis]]. For its part, Crimea seems indifferent or possibly happy to be part of Russia (except for the Crimean Tatars)[[note]]Due to Stalin-era ethnic cleansing and population transfers, the overwhelming majority of Crimea's population are the children and grandchildren of Russian transplants anyway.[[/note]], while most surveys say that Eastern Ukraine is indifferent or possibly happy to remain a (prickly) part of Ukraine (protesters aside). Or rather they ''were''. After protesters took over several regions of Eastern Ukraine, a full on civil war broke out, that only seems to have quieten with the current Minsk treaty. Oh, and "quieten" here means that the front line didn't move significantly in either direction, but the combat itself never ceased. Every day there are reports of losses, shootings, assaults, etc.

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A notable recent event was the 2004 Orange Revolution, where peaceful demonstrations forced the re-run of a questionable election and changed the government from pro-Russian to pro-Western (later elections changed it back, but were more peaceful). Another event of note was Ukraine holding the Euro-2012 football championship, along with Poland, and preparations for the event were painstakingly made. The most notable event in Ukraine of the 2010s so far has been the semi-violent[[note]]By which we mean, there was shooting, but nothing resembling military operations, and the old leadership wasn't gunned down[[/note]] revolution of 2014 which overthrew the pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych; this episode is called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euromaidan Euromaidan]], i.e. "Europe Square" (because the triggering event was Yanukovych rejecting a deal with the EuropeanUnion to take a deal with the Russians). In response, Russia annexed Crimea and started stirring up trouble in Eastern Ukraine; Wiki/TheOtherWiki has dubbed this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Crimean_crisis the Crimean Crisis]]. For its part, Crimea seems indifferent or possibly happy to be part of Russia (except for the Crimean Tatars)[[note]]Due to Stalin-era ethnic cleansing and population transfers, the overwhelming majority of Crimea's population are the children and grandchildren of Russian transplants anyway.[[/note]], Tatars), while most surveys say that Eastern Ukraine is indifferent or possibly happy to remain a (prickly) part of Ukraine (protesters aside). Or rather they ''were''. After protesters took over several regions of Eastern Ukraine, a full on civil war broke out, that only seems to have quieten with the current Minsk treaty. Oh, and "quieten" here means that the front line didn't move significantly in either direction, but the combat itself never ceased. Every day there are reports of losses, shootings, assaults, etc.
7th Aug '17 2:49:23 PM LittleBuster
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* The classic 19th century writer [[Creator/NikolaiGogol Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol]] ([[SmallReferencePools though he's often lumped together with Russian-born writers like Tolstoy and Chekhov]]).

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* The classic 19th century writer [[Creator/NikolaiGogol Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol]] ([[SmallReferencePools though he's often lumped together with Russian-born writers like Tolstoy and Chekhov]]). Although he was evidently Ukrainian and the events of his books took place in Ukraine, he is also considered a Russian writer by Russians because of his monarchical views, which regularly causes conflicts between Ukrainians and Russians.


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* Sydir Kovpak: The famous Ukrainian-Soviet partisan, known for their bold actions, one of the leaders of the partisan movement in the USSR during the Second World War.


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* This all takes a very sad turn, since Ukrainians, along with Russians and Belorussians, have a common ancestor and they are formally will be a three sibling (''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' also knows it and likes to joke about it). In the long run, it achieves almost MemeticMutation of confrontation, as Russians perceive Ukrainians as MySisterIsOffLimits, and Ukrainians accuse Russians of being self-styled AloofBigBrother. Nevertheless, despite the rich history of national disputes and SiblingRivalry, many people of both nations believe that Ukrainians and Russians should reconcile, for their common past and blood ties.
7th Aug '17 2:21:51 PM LittleBuster
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* Viktor Yanukovych, the country's President from 2010 until forced out of the office in 2014 by the events dubbed Euromaidan. He has since fled to Russia and hasn't been heard since, after a single press-conference. His opulent mansion was opened to the public, revealing just how much money he was embezzling from his office, including a toilet made of solid gold and a private restaurant aboard a ship on his lake. In January 2015, he was added to INTERPOL's wanted list.

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* Viktor Yanukovych, the country's President from 2010 until forced out of the office in 2014 by the events dubbed Euromaidan. He has since fled to Russia and hasn't been heard since, after a single press-conference.Russia. His opulent mansion was opened to the public, revealing just how much money he was embezzling from his office, including a toilet made of solid gold and a private restaurant aboard a ship on his lake. In January 2015, he was added to INTERPOL's wanted list.No matter how unusual it may sound, even the pro-Russian Ukrainians did not like him.
7th Aug '17 2:10:10 PM LittleBuster
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* Contrary to what most Russians will tell you, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borscht Borscht]] originated in Ukraine. So did vodka (Poles and Russians, not unexpectedly, claim otherwise), but it's called Horilka.

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* Contrary to what most * Although it is associated with the Russians will tell you, and is present in the kitchen of all by all the Eastern Slavs, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borscht Borscht]] originated in Ukraine. So did vodka (Poles and Russians, not unexpectedly, claim otherwise), but it's They also have their own national kind of vodka, called Horilka. Horilka.
7th Aug '17 1:57:10 PM LittleBuster
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalia_Poklonskaya Natalia Poklonskaya]]. Currently she's the Prosecutor General of the pro-Russian Crimean government presntly in power, but you probably [[BestKnownForTheFanService know her better]] as the latest [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff out-of-left-field]] [[CrushFilter infatuation]] of [[{{Main/Otaku}} Japanese online culture]], and [[MemeticMutation the internet in general]], [[DracoInLeatherPants leather pants]] and all.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalia_Poklonskaya Natalia Poklonskaya]]. Currently she's the Prosecutor General of the pro-Russian Crimean government presntly in power, but you probably [[BestKnownForTheFanService know her better]] as the latest [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff out-of-left-field]] [[CrushFilter infatuation]] of [[{{Main/Otaku}} Japanese online culture]], and [[MemeticMutation the internet in general]], [[DracoInLeatherPants leather pants]] general]] and all.
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