The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages, the area was a key centre of East Slavic culture, with the powerful state of Kievan Rus' forming the basis of Ukrainian identity. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, the territory was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers, including Lithuania, Poland, the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, and Russia. A Cossack republic emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries, but its territory was eventually split between Poland and the Russian Empire, and later submerged fully into Russia. Two brief periods of independence occurred during the 20th century, once near the end of World War I and another during World War II, but both occasions would ultimately see Ukraine's territories conquered and consolidated into a Soviet republic, a situation that persisted until 1991, when Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in the aftermath of its dissolution at the end of the Cold War.
A wine culture existed in today's Ukraine. Wine cultivation is in the northern part of the country (around Kiev and Chernihiv), dating back to the 11th century. Since 2000 the production as well as the export of the wines increased rapidly.
Ukraine (sports society) is a physical culture and sports association of Ukraine.
At the end of eighties (1987) the former sports associations of trade unions "Avanhard", "Burevestnik", "Vodnik", "Zenit", "Kolos", "Lokomotiv", and "Spartak" were united into the All-Union volunteer physical culture and sports association of trade unions (VDFSTP). After several years "Kolos" has separated from it and in 1991 VDFSTP was reorganized into the sports association of trade unions "Ukraine".
World's oldest tennis player still holding court at ripe old age of 97 ... Since then, he has trained three times a week in his hometown of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine. "It is an elegant type of sport. It is good physical exercise ... Photo ... Watch ... .
The red, gold and green flag of Ghana will fly for the first time at the Combat Ju Jutsu world championship when this year’s edition of the competition organized by the Combat Ju Jutsu International Federation (CJJIF) gets underway 19 to 22 August in Kiev, Ukraine, following a maiden qualification by four of the best athletes from this country .
Think of it as a waltz, feet scuffling, bodies shifting and ducking, fencers moving up and down the strip in unison. Think of it as a conversation ...That’s when to attack ... excels ... Itkin inherited his love of the sport from a father who emigrated from Ukraine and started the Los AngelesInternational Fencing Center in 2003 ... As in many sports, the U.S ... .
TEL AVIV (JTA) — When he immigrated to Israel from his native Ukraine in the early 1990s, judo master Igor Romanitsky was already resigned to quitting the sport professionally and pursuing a medical career ... Most judokas aren’t affiliated with the Israel Judo Association, the main nonprofit organization regulating the sport.
And the Limerick barman serving us in a Belfast bar during the England versus Ukraine match earlier this month nearly dropped the pints in astonishment when one in our crowd, sporting an England shirt, jokingly regaled him with the republican ballad Sean South... Greater inclusion does not mean goodbye to old sporting enmity.