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Ukraine The Center for Slavic & East European Studies at Ohio State University Lance Erickson February 2011.

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1 Ukraine The Center for Slavic & East European Studies at Ohio State University Lance Erickson February 2011

2 Introduction  Located in Eastern Europe  2 nd largest country in Europe  About the size of Texas Center for Slavic and East European Studies at Ohio State University

3 Holidays  New Year’s (January 1)  Orthodox Christmas (January 7)  Women’s Day (March 8)  Orthodox Easter  Labor Day (May 1)  Victory Day (May 9)  Ukrainian Independence (August 24) Center for Slavic and East European Studies at Ohio State University

4 Holodomor Center for Slavic and East European Studies at Ohio State University  Great Famine ( )  1 to 7 million deaths  Genocide? – Yes, No, Current status  Robert Conquest’s Harvest of Sorrow

5 Orange Revolution  East vs. West, Blue vs. Orange  Tent Cities  Peaceful demonstrations Center for Slavic and East European Studies at Ohio State University

6 Oil and Gas Transit  Transit hub for Russian oil and gas  Disagreements over price led to shut-off  Disrupted service to EU in 2006 and 2009 Center for Slavic and East European Studies at Ohio State University


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