Today, August 24, Ukraine celebrates 30 years of its Independence. During these years, many events have happened that confirm Ukraine's aspirations to European values and loyalty to universal values. We are proud of our country and want to share with you some points from the history of our achievements.
- Ukraine is one of the eight-member states of the elite club of space powers. In 1997, the first cosmonaut of independent Ukraine, Leonyd Kadenyuk, flew into space. His flight on the American shuttle Columbia lasted 16 days.
In 1995, the first Ukrainian artificial scientific satellite Sich-1, developed and manufactured in the Dnipro city, was launched into space. Work is now underway on the Sich-2 satellite.
Ukraine has a powerful research and production potential because it is at our factories that many of the world's launch vehicles and rocket components are produced, and our engineers and scientists cooperate with SpaceX, deliver scientific cargo to the Moon and launch drones on Mars.
2. The world's largest cargo plane Mriya, developed by the Ukrainian enterprise Antonov, entered the Guinness Book of Records for 156 points! Invincible in its carrying capacity — 253,8 tons.
3. Ukraine is one of the few countries with a scientific station in Antarctica. Our Antarctic station Academician Vernadsky, named after the famous Ukrainian geologist and biogeochemist with a worldwide reputation, has been operating since 1996. In recent years, scientific drones of GT Invest partner — Drone.ua have been taking part in the scientific work of the station.
4. The athlete from Donbas Serhii Bubka became the first person in the world to jump over six meters. On July 31, 1994, at a competition in the Italian Sestriere, Serhii jumped over the bar at a height of 6,14 m and got into the Guinness Book. They were able to surpass the record only 16 years later — in 2020.
Ukrainian swimmer Yana Klochko won 5 gold medals in swimming at the Olympic Games.
The world-famous Klitschko brothers-boxers in 2011 became the owners of all existing belts of world heavyweight champions.
Ukrainian footballer Andrii Shevchenko became the best footballer in Europe in 2004, having received the Golden Ball award. Ukrainians are talented footballers because even before independence, Ukrainians twice won the Golden Ball: Oleh Blokhin (1975) and Ihor Belanov (1986).
5. All the years of its independence, Ukraine has been one of the three largest world grain suppliers after the United States and the whole EU. 30 years in the status of the world's breadbasket!
6. Ukraine is not for nothing called a musical country. The world-famous chief conductor of the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra of the Austrian city of Graz, the second-largest opera in Austria — Ukrainian! Oksana Lyniv, born in the heart of Lviv, was recognized as the best conductor of 2020 according to the German Oper! Аwаrds and shortlisted for the six most interesting conductors in the world from the International Opera Awards 2020.
Also, Ukrainian women won twice in the Eurovision song contest: Ruslana (2005) and Jamala (2016).
7. A Ukrainian schoolgirl from the small town of Nova Kakhovka entered the top three of the 2021 World Olympiad of Geniuses. Having overtaken 5266 participants from 85 countries of the world, Victoria Panchenko and her technology for cleaning rivers and oceans brought pride to Ukraine for their child, and Victoria herself — a grant of $15,000 and education at the State University of New York.
8. Ukraine is the first country in the world to equate digital passports with paper ones. The state-owned IT system Diia, which has no analogs in the world, has digitized all documents of citizens and eradicated the need for absolutely all paper documentation.
9. Ukraine, located in the center of Europe, entered the visa-free system with all EU countries. This means that Ukrainians can travel to all 27 EU countries simply with a passport, without opening any additional visas.
By the way, the geographical center of Europe is Ukrainian Carpathians, near the picturesque Rakhiv town. Welcome!
10. Ukraine is the mother of seven UNESCO heritage and protection sites:
- Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings — 11th century
- Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv — 11th century. There are only 6 laurels in the world, and 3 of them are in Ukraine: the first is the already named KP Lavra and the Lavra in the city of Pochaiv and the Sviatohirsk Lavra in the Donetsk region.
- Church of the Savior on Berestovoy — 11th century
- L'viv — the Ensemble of the Historic Center — 13th century
- Four Struve Geodetic Arcs — 14th century
- Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Ukrainian Carpathians
- Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans in Chernivtsi — 14th century
- The Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora in the city of Sevastopol — 5th century BC
- Eight Wooden Churches of the Carpathian Region of Ukraine from the 16th century
And, most importantly, every year in Ukraine, economic strengthening is gaining momentum, business integration with all-powerful countries of the world, wise development of the richest deposits of minerals (including lithium necessary for electric cars) and water resources, creation of conditions for business growth in-country and an increase in the level of foreign investment.
Ukraine is growing, and GT Invest provides you with the opportunity to gain a foothold in our fertile land and intellectual potential.
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