By Adriana Helbig
Ukraine's tumultuous background has left it status on risky flooring, wrought with the devastation of the twentieth century's wars, famines, and different struggles. this day, existence in Ukraine is relocating ahead, stepping out of the shadows of Communism and right into a sleek, city, and multicultural gentle, ultimately gaining for itself a feeling of nationwide id. Now a cultural hotspot that serves as a crossroads among Europe and Asia, Ukraine's traditions of the day before today are evolving into contemporary everyday life and customs. highschool and undergraduate scholars may have the chance to delve into Ukraine's smooth society via taking a look at its non secular practices, language conflicts, gender matters, schooling guidelines, and media censorship struggles, in addition to its delicacies, vacations, literature, track, and acting arts. a radical and targeted research of this younger state, Culture and Customs of Ukraine is an absolute must-have for top tuition, public, and undergraduate library bookshelves.
Coverage contains historic historical past, religions, language, gender, schooling, customs, vacation trips, and delicacies, media, literature, track, and Ukranian theatre and cinema within the twentieth century.
A chronology, pictures, and bibliography together with print and nonprint resources complement this work.
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The 2002 election reinforced the general sentiment of discontent with the government among many Ukrainians and the need for change. T HE P RESENT Political change came with the 2004 presidential election. The election was, de facto, a standoff between two presidential candidates—former prime minister and opposition politician Viktor Yushchenko and then prime minister Viktor Yanukovych—amid an already charged political climate. In November 2004, following the official announcement of a Yanukovych victory, widespread allegations of electoral fraud, combined with popular demands for change, sparked a mass campaign of peaceful public protests and civil disobedience, which became known as the Orange Revolution, named after the campaign colors of Viktor Yushchenko.
It lasted from the beginning of 1919 until the end of 1920 and was mired in conflicts, uprisings, invasions, and outright war. 16 In 1918 the West Ukrainian People’s Republic (ZUNR) was established following the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire. This political entity was meant to include eastern Galicia, Bukovyna, and Transcarpathia but managed to hold on to only Galicia. Its proclamation quickly sparked a war with the newly independent Polish state. During its brief eightmonth existence, the ZUNR entered into a union with the UNR, unifying the Ukrainian lands in one state for the first time in modern history.
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Culture and Customs of Ukraine (Culture and Customs of Europe) by Adriana Helbig