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Calls Grow To Remove Obama's U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine, - DailyWire

Posted 3/24/2019

"Yovanovitch, who began serving in the role in 2016 after she was nominated by Obama, has reportedly undermined the Trump administration in Ukraine." (Full Story)

 

...and Ukraine President too.

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Successul launch of LP "VEGA" with Ukrainian engine

Posted 3/22/2019

"Main engine unit RD-843, incorporated into a liquid propulsion system for the 4th stage of LV “Vega”, was developed by Design Office “Yuzhnoe” and manufactured serially by Yuzhmash. Yuzhmash has been participating in LV “Vega” project since 2004" (Yuzhmash.com)

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3 Legendary Heroes Who May Or May Not Have Existed

Posted 3/21/2019

"Out of the three Russian folk heroes, the so-called bogatyrs (Ilya Muromets, Dobrynia Nikitich and Alyosha Popvich), Ilya is the most famous one, as well as the group’s leader. More stories are associated with his name and, unlike his mythical counterparts, the stories about him have a distinct chronological structure.

The chronicles suggest the famous Russian hero spent 33 years of his life lying on a stove. The original old Russian stove has a sleeping loft on the top which mainly was used as a resting place. The mysterious illness which kept paralysed Ilya’s body for long years was miraculously cured by three religious wanderers.

Declared a saint

After long years of service to Vladimir the Great, the ruler of Kiev Rus, Ilya Muromets decided to leave his military career and dedicated the rest of his life to God and became a monk. Some historical records suggest he spent last years of his life in Kiev-Pecherski Monastery, where he was buried and declared a saint after his death." (Look4ward.co.uk)

 
Comment:
The Three Legendary Heroes were from Kiev Rus. They were Rusians (with a single "s''), or Ruthenians, in modern term - Ukrainians!
They were not "russians'' because there was no country with such a name in those times!
Ilia Muromets is actually buried in Kiev - the aricle is correct about that.
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Russia and Ukraine are locked in a legal dispute over ancient gold, - NBC

Posted 3/18/2019

"AMSTERDAM — Ukraine and Russia are locked in another heated battle over Crimea.

But this dispute is playing out in court, with the two neighbors locked in a legal fight over a precious collection of gold artifacts from the disputed peninsula.

 

The collection includes ancient jewelry, gems, helmets and scabbards from four museums in Crimea. It was on loan to a museum in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam in 2014 — around the same time Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine." (Article)

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11 of the best things to do and see in Kiev, - MSN, Wanderlust

Posted 3/17/2019

"Kiev is an unusual city. Vast and busy, but surprisingly quiet. A bit aloof. It feels a million miles away from other great capitals of Europe, and you won't see many visitors. Still, there’s a bit of a London Underground vibe when it comes to getting around on public transport." (full article)

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Firefly Aerospace to Build Production Facility and Cape Canaveral Launch Site

Posted 3/12/2019

"Over the next two years, Firefly Aerospace completed hot-fire tests of its first and second stage engines, opened a research and development center in Ukraine, and was selected by NASA for the agencies Commercial Lunar Payload Services program." (Rocketrundown)

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DNA test shows that the Swedes came from Ukraine

Posted 3/9/2019

Translation of the original text in Swedish:

When the host of the documentary series "The first Swedes tested its DNA, showed that his genetic makeup was largely identical to that of the people who lived here for 4 500 years ago. And the greater part of this genetic heritage comes from – Ukraine.

In the documentary series "The first Swedes", traveling archaeologist Jonathan Lady around in Sweden in search of traces of the first people who settled here.

But how much of the early hunters and farmers remain in us who live here today? 

Jonathan Lady sounded test how much of his own DNA that can be traced back to the stone age.

The result shows that he carries on the tracks of the first hunters who moved in after the ice age released their grip on Scandinavia, for 11 000 years ago. Another part of his genetic makeup comes from the earliest of the peasant population that immigrated 5 000 years later.

– The legacy of the hunters might turn out in Jonathan's bright eyes, and from the peasant population, he got his pale skin color, says Mattias Jakobsson, arkeogenetiker at Uppsala University. 

 

*The missing piece of the puzzle*

But there is still a big piece of the puzzle – the grey piece in the middle of the chart. 

Mattias Jakobsson works to identify the early people's genetic makeup, and he explains that it is another huge wave of migration that has put his mark on the most northern Europeans today. 

Towards the end of the stone age, about 5000 years ago, there began to flood into people from the steppe in the current Ukraine to Western Europe.

The settlers moved with the help of tamhästar and cars – and their progress would shake this part of the world. 

Used the plague – it was the young men who were willing to take a risk, and we believe that they have joined forces in fighting groups, "says Kristian Kristiansen, professor of Archaeology at the University of Gothenburg.

The newcomers are known by the Russian name Yamnaya, which means pit and has to do with the condition of the culture's funeral. Steppe pastoralists took not only the violence to help in the colonization of Europe. The exploited at the same time, an even more effective weapon. 

The plague occurred on the steppe and apparently spread westwards to European farmers in connection with the large Yamanya-invasion. 

"I would compare this migration with the European colonization of the Americas. It was helped also by deadly diseases that struck out the native people, "said Kristian Kristiansen.

 

Brewed beer eventually popped Yamnayaherdarna also up in Sweden. 

This talk of stridsyxekulturen after their important status object, a type of boat-shaped ritual stone hammers. 

Stridsyxemänniskorna brought a lot of news. They spoke a new language, Proto-Indo-European, which is the predecessor of the Swedish we talk today. And the evidence suggests that they took with the all new customs. Among other things, came the knowledge of how to BREW beer to the North at this time. 

Inheritance from the steppe stridsyxemänniskor The oldest we know of were discovered in Sweden in connection with a roundabout at the road in Linköping in the 1950 's. 

Geneticist Helena malmstrom at Uppsala University has examined DNA from the approximately 4 500 years old skeletons, and she can see that they have mixed a bit of the old people, but that most of their genetic material comes from the steppe pastoralists who migrated from Ukraine some hundred years earlier: 

We see that they have a part in their heritage that originates from these early hunter and peasant groups, but a large part of their genetics, the blue part, is this Yamnaya component, she says. 

And this explains the missing piece of jigsaw in Jonathan Lindström's DNA. The people who poured into Europe in the Stone Age still dominate his heir after 5,000 years. 

It is clear that I am surprised by how much stone age I am, says Jonathan Lindström. 

All backgrounds of Northern Europe

And it's not just Jonathan Lindström who looks almost exactly the same as the battle ax people. The same pattern is seen in almost all northern Europeans today.

- All people who have their roots up here are quite similar, says Helena Malmström.

This means that the Yamnaya shepherds have not only left a new language and new customs. They still remind themselves of the biology of many northern Europeans.

- These steppe nomads develop a mutation for length. What we also have from the steppe are genes for lactose tolerance, that is, we can consume milk, says Kristian Kristiansen.

Understand the societies

Jonathan Lindström himself does not think that it is the biological heritage of the Stone Age in us modern-day people who are the most important with modern DNA technology. 

"What is interesting is how old DNA can help us archaeologists follow human migrations thousands of years ago, and understand how societies functioned at that time," he says. 

You can see more about this in the documentary series The first Swedes on SVT Play.

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Schiff Committee hires Diana Pilipenko as an anti-corruption expert

Posted 3/6/2019

"Diana Pilipenko is the associate director for anti-corruption and illicit finance at the Center for American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress in June 2017, she managed corporate investigations and analysis at Deloitte, a Big Four accounting firm. Specializing in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, and export controls compliance, she led numerous investigations and assessments on behalf of commercial, federal, and nonprofit organizations. Pilipenko received a master’s degree in regional studies—Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA)—from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a minor in Slavic literature from the University of Chicago." (Justsecurity.org)

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Kiev Aviation Museum among 10 best in the world, - CNN

Posted 3/4/2019
"This museum, operated by Ukraine's National Aviation University, houses one of the world's biggest displays of aviation technology.
The majority of the aircraft are ones built by the Soviet Union and exhibits include supersonic bomber planes, transport planes and nuclear missile carriers.
 
One of the most impressive exhibits is the Tupolev-104.
"On September 15, 1956, a very important event for civil aviation occurred," explains Professor Felix Yanovsky, head of electronics at the National Aviation University.
"The world's first jet airliner, the Tupolev-104, made its first passenger flight between Moscow and Irkutsk. This plane is now in the State Aviation Museum of Ukraine, and it's the oldest surviving aircraft of this type." (cnn.com)
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On this day 141 years ago in Kiev Kazimir Malevich was born

Posted 2/23/2019

Of Polish origin, but affected by Ukrainian culture.

Self portrait, 1933

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Kyiv (Key-Eve)

Capital of Ukraine, one of the ancient and most beatilul cities in Europe. Take a craneflight over this amazing city!
If you land in Kiev, there are places you will want to visit:
 
 
 

Lviv (Leo-Viv)

City of Leo or Lion. Situated on the border between Ukraine and Poland, it represents the synergy of two cultures. 
 
 
 
 

Odessa (Oh-Dessa)

Colorful port city on the Black Sea famous all over the world.