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Ukraine becomes independent state after collapse of the Soviet Union

On 1 December, voters approved a referendum formalizing independence from the Soviet Union. Over 90% of Ukrainian citizens voted for independence, with majorities in every region, including 56% in Crimea.

Ukraine becomes independent state after collapse of the Soviet Union

On 1 December, voters approved a referendum formalizing independence from the Soviet Union. Over 90% of Ukrainian citizens voted for independence, with majorities in every region, including 56% in Crimea.

The town of Kyiv is founded in modern-day Ukraine

Kyiv, one of the oldest cities of Eastern Europe, played a pivotal role in the development of the medieval East Slavic civilization as well as in the modern Ukrainian nation.

The Scythian empire flourishes in central Eurasia

The Scythians inhabited Scythia from at least the 11th century BC to the 2nd century C.E. In the seventh century BC, the Scythians controlled large swaths of territory throughout Eurasia.

The Catacomb culture flourishes in modern-day Ukraine and southern Russia

The Catacomb culture (c. 2800–2200 BC) is a group of related cultures in the early Bronze Age occupying essentially what is present-day eastern Ukraine and southern Russia.

The Cucuteni–Trypillia culture flourishes in modern-day Moldova, Ukraine, and Romania

The majority of Cucuteni–Trypillia settlements consisted of high-density, small settlements, concentrated mainly in the Siret, Prut and Dniester river valleys.

Humans invent the bullroarer, perhaps in modern-day Ukraine

The bullroarer, rhombus, or turndun, is an ancient ritual musical instrument and a device historically used for communicating over great distances.