Presidential 2010, results 1st round

Presidential elections of Ukraine. Results of the 1st round, 17 Jan. 2010.

1. Yanukovych 35.32%
2. Tymoshenko 25.05%
3. Tihipko 13.06%
4. Yatseniuk 6.96%
5. Yuschenko 5.45%
6. Symonenko 3.55%
7. Lytvyn 2.35%
8. PROTY VSIKH (against all) 2.2%
9. Tiahnybok 1.43%
10. Hrytsenko 1.2%
11. Bohoslovs’ka 0.41%
12. Moroz 0.38%
13. Kostenko 0.22%
14. Suprun 0.19%
15. Protyvsikh V. 0.16%
16. Pabat 0.14%
17. Ratushniak 0.12%
18. Brods’kyi 0.06%
19. Riabokon’ 0.03%

On February 7th, will take place the 2nd round between Yanukovych and Tymoshenko.

Notes

In Ukraine is also possible to vote against all, proty vsikh… and not few people voted in this way (2.2%).
Among all the candidates there is one, number 15, which surname is right Protyvsikh 😀

Ukrainian cities

List of the main Ukrainian cities with their names written in Russian and in Ukrainian.

Russian names

Ukrainian names

Kiev (Киев) Kyiv (Київ)
Sevastopol’ (Севастополь) Sevastopol’ (Севастополь)
Borispol’ (Борисполь) Boryspil’ (Бориспіль)
Cherkassy (Черкассы) Cherkasy (Черкаси)
Chernovtsy (Черновцы) Chernivtsi (Чернівці)
Chernigov (Чернигов) Chernigiv (Чернігів)
Dnepropetrovsk (Днепропетровск) Dnipropetrovsk (Дніпропетровск)
Donetsk (Донецк) Donets’k (Донецьк)
Ivano-Frankovsk
(Ивано-Франковск)
Ivano-Frankivsk
(Ивано-Франківск)
Khar’kov (Харьков) Kharkiv (Харків)
Kherson (Херсон) Kherson (Херсон)
Khmnel’nitskiy (Хмнельницкий) Khmnel’nyts’kyi (Хмнельницький)
Kirovograd (Кировоград) Kirovograd (Кіровоград)
Lugansk (Луганск) Lugans’k (Луганськ)
Lutsk (Луцк) Luts’k (Луцьк)
L’vov (Львов) L’viv (Львів)
Nikolayev (Николаев) Mykolaiv (Миколаїв)
Odessa (Одесса) Odesa (Одеса)
Poltava (Полтава) Poltava (Полтава)
Rovno (Ровно) Rivne (Рівне)
Simferopol’ (Симферополь) Simferopol’ (Сімферополь)
Sumy (Сумы) Sumy (Суми)
Ternopol’ (Тернополь) Ternopil’ (Тернопіль)
Uzhgorod (Ужгород) Uzhgorod (Ужгород)
Vinnitsa (Винница) Vinnytsa (Вінница)
Zaporozh’e (Запорожье) Zaporizhzhia (Запоріжжя)
Zhitomir (Житомир) Zhytomyr (Житомир)

History of Ukraine, main fact from the USSR

1921
Creation of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine (Українська Радянська Соціалістична Республіка)

1933-34
The great famine, Голодомор, caused by the Stalinist policy; about 3 million famine deaths.

1941-44
The Nazi occupation of Ukraine.

1954
Transfer of the Crimea oblast (the present Autonomous Republic of Crimea) from the Russian SFSR to the Ukrainian SSR.

1986
Reactor accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
The worst nuclear accident in the history.

1991
Ukraine declared the independence on August 24. On December 26 USSR dissolved itself.

1996
On June 28, the Ukrainian Parliament, Верховна Рада, adopted the new Constitution.

2004-2005
Orange Revolution, Помаранчева революція. Series of pacific protests which lead to new presidential elections and to the won of the pro-western candidate Viktor Yushenko on his pro-Russian opponent Viktor Yanukovych.

2008
Ukraine became the WTO’s 152nd member on May 16th 2008.

2010
Viktor Yanukovych was elected at the second round (Feb 7th) new president of Ukraine.

Ukraine

Map of Ukraine

Geographical position

East Europe.
Between Russia in the East and European Union, Moldova in the West.
It borders to the North with Belarus and to the South with the Black sea.

Dimensions

603,700 km²
The largest European country after Russia.

Population

45.994.287 (July 2008 est.)

Capital City

Kyiv Київ (Kiev Киев, Russian)

Languages

Official language: Ukrainian
Russian is very popular in the East and in Crimea.

Religion

Mainly Orthodox.

Government type

Semi-presidential Republic

Administrative divisions

24 Regions (Oblasts),
2 cities with special status ( Kiyv Кїив, Sevastopol Севастополь)
1 Autonomous Republic (Crimea Крим)

Time zone

UTC+2.

Currency

Hryvnia Гривня, UAH
The Hryvnia is subdivided in 100 Kopiyok Копійок

Phone prefix and Internet domain

+380; .UA.

Climate

Temperate continental.
Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast.

Main rivers

Dnyapro Дняпро, 4th river in Europe, the most important in Ukraine.
Dnister Дністер in the West.
Pivdennyi Buh Південний Буг.
Sivers’kyi Donets Сіверський Донець in the East.
Danube Дунай.

Mountains

The Carpathians Карпати in the West.
The Crimean mountains Кримскі Гори in Crimea.
Highest point: Hoverla Говерла 2,061 m (Carpathians)

Geographical notes

Ukraine holds about the 30% of the World’s Black Earth Чорнозем.
Chornozem is a very fertile land which gave to Ukraine the title of European granary.
Ukraine is also very rich of mineral resources as carbon, iron, natural gas, mercury, precious metals, etc.