Ukraine – is a country of Central and Eastern Europe. Kyiv is a capital of Ukraine.

General information

Ukraine borders with Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

Territory - 603.7 thousand sq. km.

Population - 42 mln.

Ukraine consists 24 regions.

Ukraine is a member of The United Nations, the Council of Europe, UNESCO and almost 40 influential international organizations, programs and projects - such as the World Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, the International Labour Organization, World Trade Organization and others.

Natural resources: iron ore, coal, manganese, nickel, uranium, oil, gas and others.

Industry: metallurgy, mechanical engineering and instrumentation, aerospace, mining, processing, chemical and pharmaceutical and other industries.

The currency – hryvnia (UAH).


UKRAINE – is a country with highly developed industry, agriculture, science and culture.

Science, education: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

1400 research institutes.

More than 1 million University students, including 40 thousand foreign students.

313 - Universities.

National dishes

Borsch - one of the most popular dishes in Ukraine, there are 3 kinds of borsch: red, oxalic, cold.

Vareniki - boiled dough with different fillings - a traditional Ukrainian dish.

Potato pancakes, or pie with grated potato - favorite daily Ukrainian dish, usually served with sour cream.

Salo - healthy, delicious and satisfying food.

Holubtsi - a dish prepared with fresh leaves of cabbage and filling of meat, rice or millet or corn cereal, potatoes, beans, mushrooms, onions, carrots and spices.


Climate - temperate continental and only in Crimea - subtropical.

In Ukraine there are 4 distinct seasons: autumn - from September to November, winter - from December to February, spring - from March to May, summer - from June to August.

The daily t ° in January is - 7 ° C, in July + 23 ° C.

The largest river is Dnipro.

The largest mountain are Carpathians.


Connection, internet

The main GSM operators in Ukraine are Kyivstar, МТС Ukraine / Vodafone and Lifecell.

The main providers of broadband Internet in Ukraine are Ukrtelecom, Kyivstar, MTS Volyal, Triolan.

All cities of regional importance are covering by 3G.


Places worth seeing

  • Kiev
  • Lviv
  • Kamianets-Podilskyi
  • Chernovtsy
  • Lutsk
  • Odessa
  • Kharkov
  • Uzhgorod


Public holidays:

  • January 1 - New Year;
  • January 7 - Christmas;
  • March 8 - International Women's Day;
  • 1 May - Easter;
  • 1 and 2 May - International Workers' Day;
  • May 9 - Victory Day;
  • June 19 - Trinity;
  • June 28 - Day of Constitution of Ukraine;
  • August 24 - Independence Day of Ukraine;
  • October 14 - Day of Defender of Ukraine.


International Cooperation and Education Centre

Adress: 11 Soborna street 33028 Rivne sity, academic building №1, office 101 (ground floor)
Tel/fax: (0362) 63-34-45, 7-24 (internal)
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Skype: inter_office_Rivne

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