Ukraine: a Beginner's Reference
Created 2004; updated April 2014
Location, population, languages, and religions
Many people don't know much about Ukraine. Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe (about the size of Texas or France) with a population of 45 million. It is a Slavic country with two dominant languages — Ukrainian and Russian — that are spoken about equally (though only Ukrainian is the official state language). Most Ukrainians today consider themselves Christians,....