August 21, 1991: The Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia adopted the Constitutional Law on the Statehood of the Republic of Latvia, thus restoring the de facto independence of Latvia and marking the country’s return to the family of democratic countries of Europe.
Ukrainian cottage. In area, Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe, with only Russia, its neighboring country, being bigger. Ukraine lies in southeastern Europe bordering the Black Sea. It became an independent country in 1991 when the Soviet Union dissolved. Nowadays it is a democratic country with a population over 49 million, about 80% Orthodox Christians and 10% Ukrainian Catholics.