Ukraine is a very beautiful and ancient country, located in Eastern Europe. It borders many countries, such as Russia in the east, Belarus, Poland, and Slovakia in the north, Hungary in the west, Romania and Moldova in the southwest, and the Black Sea and Azov Sea in the south. Although Kiev is the capital of this country and also the largest city here, the most important thing here is that Kiev is also called the 'City of Beautiful Women'. There are many other interesting things about Ukraine, which you will not be surprised to know about.
Even though alcohol is considered wrong in many countries around the world, drinking alcohol is no less than a tradition for the people here. According to a report by the World Health Organization, Ukraine ranks sixth in terms of alcohol consumption worldwide. If we look at the figures, the consumption of alcohol here is around 14 liters per person per year.
You will be surprised to know that the deepest railway station in the world is located in Ukraine, which is known as 'Arsenalna Metro Station'. This station is located at a depth of 105.5 meters or 346 feet from the ground.
The people of Ukraine are also very fond of music. This is the reason why the world's longest musical instruments are made in this country. It is shaped like a horn made of wood, which is called 'Trembita'.
In most countries, couples wear wedding rings in the left hand at the time of marriage, whereas in Ukraine it is not so. In contrast, people wear wedding rings on the right hand. It is included in the tradition here.
In 1932–33 there was a severe famine in Ukraine (then Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union), in which millions of people died. It is said that during the famine, there was so much hunger that humans were consuming human flesh. Around 2500 people were then arrested for cannibalism.