Top 10 Ukraine factsGeography quiz
Who, according to a probable legend, sent a letter to the Ottoman Sultan with the words "kiss our a**e"?
Cossacks were deeply Orthodox and formed highly democratic militaristic communities. In 1676, they received a letter from Mehmed IV, who demanded that they submit to Turkish rule. The letter was full of sultan's titles, which the Cossacks parodied in their reply, calling the sultan "Babylonian scullion, Macedonian wheelwright, brewer of Jerusalem, goat-f****r of Alexandria, swineherd of Greater and Lesser Egypt, pig of Armenia, Podolian thief, catamite of Tartary, hangman of Kamyanets, and fool of all the world and underworld".
What was the function of this colossal structure near Chernobyl?
Radar. Duga was a Soviet over-the-horizon radar system used as part of the Soviet anti-ballistic missile early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl in the Ukraine and the other in eastern Siberia.
Which European country has the most fertile land?
Ukraine. Chernozem (pictured, literally black earth) is a soil containing a high percentage of humus. It is very fertile and produces a high agricultural yield. Chernozem occurs in many places in the world, but it is the most common and the deepest in Ukraine. Throughout its history, Ukraine has been one of the powerhouses of world agriculture due to its fertile conditions.
Which part of Europe was affected by the worst famine in the 20th century?
Ukraine. The Holodomor was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian SR in 1932-1933. It was caused mostly by bad economic policies. Many believe that the destruction of the Ukrainian peasantry was premeditated on the part of Joseph Stalin and consider Holodomor a genocide comparable to the Holocaust. Between 2 and 5 million people starved to death despite the fact that Ukrainian lands are among the most fertile in the World.
What is the currency in Ukraine?
Hryvnia. It is the hryvnia. Interestingly, the 200 hryvnia banknote won the title of the most beautiful banknote of 2013.
What is the name of Vitali Klitschko's brother?
Wladimir. Vitali Klitschko is a three-time world heavyweight champion and the only world heavyweight champion to have never been knocked down in any fight. With an 87.23% knockout percentage, he holds one of the highest knockout-to-fight ratios in heavyweight boxing history. From 2006 until 2015, he and his brother Wladimir dominated heavyweight boxing, a period typically known as the "Klitschko Era".
What are the colors of the flag of Ukraine?
Blue and yellow. Most Ukrainians identify their flag in the verbal language as "yellow and light blue", while the current flag in reality is blue (the top string) and yellow (the bottom string). This is because in the past the flag had been indeed yellow and blue. The flag was rotated later, but this did not affect the spoken language.
Which river flows into the Sea of Azov?
Don River. Sea of Azov is a small and shallow sea, sometimes regarded as a northern extension of the Black Sea. Two large rivers, Don and Kuban, flow into it, and so the sea has low salinity and a high amount of biomass (such as green algae) that affects the water colour. It was known in Ottoman Turkish as the Balük-Denis ("Fish Sea") from its high productivity.