Ukraine in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Religion, Traditions, Urban and Rural Life, Crimea, Ethnic Groups, Military
These two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in the Ukraine, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more. More
These two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in the Ukraine, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
Contents: * CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Introduction * Geographic Divisions and Topographic Features * Climate * Water Resources * Major Cities * Kyiv * Kharkiv * Odesa * Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya * Lviv * Natural Hazards * Environmental Concerns * Chapter 1 Assessment * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Introduction * Ancient Peoples * Kyivan Rus * Galicia-Volhynia * Lithuania * Crimea * Poland * Cossacks * Russia * Austrian Galicia * Revolutions, Wars, and Ukrainian Republics * Soviet Ukraine * Formation and early years * World War II * From Khruschev to Gorbachev * Independent Ukraine * The Orange Revolution * Recent History * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Introduction * Agriculture and Food Production * Industry * Energy * Natural Resources * Trade * Transportation * Tourism * Banking and Finance * Standard of Living * Employment Trends * Public vs. Private Sector * Outlook * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Ethnic Groups Languages * Religion * Gender Issues * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Arts * Folk Arts * Religious Influences * "High" and "Low" Culture * Sports and Recreation * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * Introduction * U.S.-Ukraine Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Russian Federation * Belarus * Visegrad Countries: Poland, Hungary, Slovakia (and Czech Republic) * Romania * Moldova * Police Force/Interior Security and Law Enforcement * Military * Army * Navy * Air Force * Issues Affecting Stability * Energy * Water * Environment * Special Interests * Internal Relations/Politics * Organized Crime * Outlook * Chapter 5 Assessment * FINAL ASSESSMENT * FURTHER READING * FOOTNOTES * CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Introduction. Area and Climate * Area * Climate * Geographical Divisions * Bodies of Water * The Black Sea * The Sea of Azov * The Pripyat Marshes * Rivers and Lakes * Important Elements of History * Early History * The 20th Century * Government * Media * Economy * Ethnic Groups * Ukrainians * Russians * Poles * Other * Chapter 1 Assessment * CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Overview of Religions * Eastern Orthodoxy * Other Churches and Religions * Role of Religion in Government * Influence of Religion on Daily Life * Religious Conventions and Gender Roles * Religious Holidays * Easter (Velykden') * Pentecost (Trystia) * Christmas * Buildings of Worship * Behavior in Places of Worship * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Introduction * Honor and Values * Codes of Politeness * Male/Female Interaction * Hospitality and Gift-Giving * Eating Habits/Types of Food * Dress Codes * Non-Religious Celebrations * Independence Day * Unity Day * Dos and Don'ts * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Introduction * Urbanization Issues * Air Pollution * Water Pollution * Urban Management * Homelessness * Work Problems in Urban Areas * Health Issues/Clinics * Education and Schools in Cities * Restaurants * Marketplace and Street Vendors * Urban Traffic and Transportation * Street Crime and Solicitations * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5: RURAL LIFE * Introduction * Land Distribution/Ownership * Rural Economy * Rural Transportation Issues * Health Issues * Schooling in Rural Areas * Village Life * Border Crossings and Checkpoints * Landmines * Chapter 5 Assessment * CHAPTER 6: FAMILY LIFE * Household/Family Structure * Male/Female Interactions within the Family * Status of Elders, Adolescents, and Children * Elders * Adolescents * Children * Married Life, Divorce, Birth * Married Life * Divorce * Birth * Family Social Events * Weddings * Funerals