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Some country names are preceded by an article—like “The United States” and “La France”—but most are not. Sometimes it depends on what language you are speaking: in English we call the latter country simply “France” and “La República Argentina” is just “Argentina” although in the nineteenth century the British often referred to it as “The Argentine.”When the region formerly known as “The Ukraine” split off from the old Soviet Union, it declared its preference for dropping the article, and the country is now properly called simply “Ukraine.”

ukraine Meaning(s)

  • (n) a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century

the ukraine in News

ukraine in News

  1. Ukraine Cabinet Ministers to Present State Economic Development Program at International Business Conference

    KIEV, Ukraine, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Ukraine cabinet ministers will present details of "The State Activation Program for the economic development of Ukraine for 2013 - 2014" to ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Ukraine Plans to Triple Tax on Beer to Boost Budget Revenue

    Ukraine plans to almost triple the excise tax on beer in a bid to boost annual budget revenue by as much as 1.7 billion hryvnia ($209 million).
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  3. Ukraine Leaps to Business Deregulation

    KYIV, Ukraine, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deregulation of business activity has become one of the reform priorities for Ukraine in 2012. It was conducted in four major areas - simplifying procedures ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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