Ukrainian Cossack. The name Cossack (Ukrainian: козак; kozak) is derived from the Turkic kazak (free man), meaning anyone who could not find his appropriate place in society and went into the steppes, where he acknowledged no authority. The important political role played by the Ukrainian Cossacks in the history of their nation distinguishes them from the Russian Cossacks.
Covering the initial phase of Ukrainian immigration, settlement and community-building in Canada, this history goes beyond existing accounts in three important respects. First, the Ukrainian experience in Canada is placed firmly within the context of Canadian history, as well as the history of immigrants and immigration. The social and economic forces that "pushed" Ukrainian peasants out of eastern Galicia and northern Bukovyna and "pulled" them to Canada are examined.
I was born because my grandmother survived. When she was 8 years old my great grand father and her older sister went on a trip to the nearest villages in search for food while she was left alone in the house for 8 days. She survived on a glass of milk and half a loaf of bread. I have spent countless summers with my grandmother. She never spoke of war or Holodomor, but she sure taught me Ukrainian history, language and dignity. Viva Ukraine! Ukrainian people and the world should not forget…
Khortytsia is a national cultural reserve located on one of the largest islands of the Dnieper river in Ukraine. The island has played an important role in the history of Ukraine, specially in the history of the Zaporozhian Cossacks. This historic site is located within the city limits of Zaporizhia city. It extends from northwest [...]
Dominican Church, L'viv (Lviv), Ukraine Lviv was once described as an undiscovered pearl of Europe. It has a very long history reflected in its architecture and way of life. Unlike many other cities of Ukraine, Lviv survived almost unscathed in WW2 and was spared by the Soviet government that left and preserved numerous architectural landmarks in the city.