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Awesome Heritage : Interesting Ukraine, Volume 1: Interesting Ukraine

By Ugryumova, Victoria, Mrs.

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Title: Awesome Heritage : Interesting Ukraine, Volume 1: Interesting Ukraine  
Author: Ugryumova, Victoria, Mrs.
Volume: Volume 1
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, General Works (Periodicals, Series, idexes, Almanacs, etc.)
Collections: Travel, Authors Community
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Publisher: Sky Horse
Member Page: Vladimir Nevzorov


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This book contains 100 fascinating articles about the most vivid symbols of Ukraine – from official, such as the national emblem and flag, to folk, like borsch and horilka; the main Ukrainian cities, outstanding historical figures, the most popular dishes of the national cuisine, handicrafts, natural beauty, and achievements in science and technology.

Kyivan Rus’ Kyivan Rus’ is traditionally called the state of Eastern Slavs, which originated in Europe in the 9th century with its center in Kyiv (#51). However, the concept of Kyivan Rus’ came into use only in the 19th century, and contemporaries called it simply Rus’. The first mention of Kyivan Rus’ dates back to the 830s, when its ambassadors arrived in the Byzantine and Frankish empires. The state emerged on the famous trade route “from the Varangians to the Greeks” – from the Baltic Sea through Eastern Europe to Byzantium. According to the “Tale of Bygone Years,” the oldest of the chronicle sources that have come down to us, in the second half of the 9th century, three Varangian brothers were called here to reign: Rurik, Sineus and Truvor. Historians are divided about the next stage. Some believe that the state was founded by Prince Oleg, regent for Rurik’s son Igor, who seized Kyiv in 882 and united the East Slav and Finnic tribes. Others believe that the date should be set from the time of princes Askold and Dir, that is, 20 years earlier. But it is indisputable that Kyivan Rus’ reached its peak under the reign of the Rurik dynasty princes: Vladimir the Great (#40), who introduced Christianity in Rus’; Yaroslav the Wise (#41), who brought economic and political prosperity; and their heirs. This time, which saw the construction of the most famous cathedrals, including the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (#79) and St. Sophia (#78), is celebrated in sagas and folk legends. The richer and more powerful Kyivan Rus’ became, and the stronger Kyiv grew and increased its influence, the more intense the internal struggle between the prince-heirs became. According to the law, the oldest ­ascended to the throne, the second oldest received Chernihiv, and the whole hierarchy shifted around them. Therefore, power passed not from father to eldest son, but from nephews to uncles, from brother to brother, ­leading to murder, war, and intrigue between families. As a result, by the ­middle of the 13th century, the state had been significantly weakened, breaking up into 15 principalities, who constantly clashed about the question of the Grand Prince’s throne. That was, ultimately, the cause for ­defeat ­during the Mongol invasion and the establishment of the Tatar Yoke. Kyiv was burned by the Mongols in 1240, exactly when, in fact, the history of Kyivan Rus’ ends. The struggle for Kyiv continued afterwards, but only because it had great symbolic significance. V. U.

Table of Contents
Flag of Ukraine Trident Hryvnia Ukrainian Language Bulava Independence Day Kalyna Storks Kyivan Rus’ Cossacks Chumaks Trypillia Pectoral Sugar Beets UNR & M. Hrushevsky Maidan 2004 & 2013 Decommunization Spring Holidays Cossack Mamay Witches & Lysa Hills Kotyhoroshko Vyshyvanka Pysanka Ukrainian Baroque Petrykivka Painting Vasylkiv Majolica Sorochyntsi Fair Bandura & Tsymbaly Hopak Corals Taras Shevchenko Lesya Ukrainka Ivan Franko Grigory Skovoroda Heorhiy Narbut Nikolai Gogol Ivan Fyodorov Mykola Pymonenko Oleksander Dovzhenko Vladimir the Great Yaroslav the Wise Anna Yaroslavna Ilya Muromets Roksolana Ivan Mazepa Bohdan Khmelnytsky Stepan Bandera Nestor Makhno Ivan Poddubny Ukrainian Boxing Kyiv Lviv Odesa Chernivtsi Zakarpattia & Uzhhorod The Dnipro River The Carpathians The Black Sea The Sea of Azov Shatsky Lakes Synevyr Podilski Tovtry Askania-Nova Khortytsia Kachanivka Sofiyivka Alexandria Park Donbas Chernobyl Kamianets-Podilskyi Khotyn Fortress Lutsk Castle Akkerman Fortress Berdychiv Fortress Mukachevo Castle Beregvar Olesko Castle St. Sophia Cathedral Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Pochayiv Lavra Sviatohirsk Lavra Wooden Churches Khreshchatyk Shevchenko University Derzhprom Railroad DniproHES Mriya Pioneers of Computing Yuzhmash Zaporozhets Borsch Varenyky Salo Ukrainian Bread Horilka Uzvar Walnut Chicken Kyiv Sunflower


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