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Ukraine   /jukrˈeɪn/   Listen

A republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century.  Synonym: Ukrayina.

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"Ukraine" Quotes from Famous Books

... very nice indeed; in fact, I arrived just in time for the haymaking, I must tell you, and in the Ukraine the haymaking is the most poetical moment of the year. Here we have a big house, a big garden, a lot of servants, and a lot going on, so that you don't see the haymaking; here it all passes unnoticed. There, at the farm, I have a meadow of forty-five acres ...
— The Party and Other Stories • Anton Chekhov

... page in the court of Jan Casimir, king of Poland, and while in this capacity intrigued with Theresia, the young wife of a Podolian count, who discovered the amour, and had the young page lashed to a wild horse, and turned adrift. The horse rushed in mad fury, and dropped down dead in the Ukraine, where Mazeppa was released by a Cossack, who nursed him carefully in his own hut. In time the young page became a prince of the Ukraine, but fought against Russia in the battle of Pultowa. Lord Byron (1819) makes Mazeppa tell his tale to Charles ...
— Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama - A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook, Vol. 3 • E. Cobham Brewer

... Gorky in this city, where he remained for a while, the "wanderlust" again seized him. "Not feeling at home among these intelligent people," he traveled. From Nizhny Novgorod, he went, in 1893, to Tzaratzine; then he traveled on foot through the entire province of the Don, the Ukraine, entered into Bessarabia, and from there descended by the coast of the Crimea as far ...
— Contemporary Russian Novelists • Serge Persky

... Grand Army. During his halt at Smolensk (November 9th-14th), Napoleon heard that Victor's force on the Dwina had been worsted by the Russians, and there was ground for fearing that the Muscovite army of the Ukraine would cut into the line of retreat. The halt at Smolensk also gave time for Kutusoff to come up parallel with the main force, and had he pressed on with ordinary speed and showed a tithe of his ...
— The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) • John Holland Rose

... account the western Banat and other Yugoslav territories. Serbia, too, would now take her part, so that there is no need to fear for the position of a Yugoslav Rieka based solely—omitting Hungary and the Ukraine altogether—on her Yugoslav hinterland. Rieka without Yugoslavia would be ruined and would degenerate into a fishing village, with a great past and a miserable future. This could very well be seen during the spring ...
— The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 • Henry Baerlein

Words linked to "Ukraine" :   Europe, Kyyiv, CIS, land, Carpathian Mountains, Donetske, Chernobyl, Odesa, Ukranian, Crimea, Commonwealth of Independent States, Carpathians, Odessa, Danau, Ukrayina, Dnieper River, Dnieper, Danube, Donets Basin, Ukrainian, Kiev, Stalino, Kharkiv, Danube River, Donbass, Donbas, Donetsk, country, state, Kharkov

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