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  • The final of the XXXI World Championship in strategic management took place in Khanty-Mansyisk (Russia) on the 19th of May 2010. For the first time in the Championship's history victory was won by Ukrainian team: Markiyan Serchinskiy, Taras Gera, Ostap Kushpeta, Vladimir Mysak, and Sophia Sidor. 32 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and American continent were participating in the contest.
    Thanks to the victory of the Ukrainian expansion team, the International organization committee Global Management Challenge International addressed with a suggestion to carry out the World Championship in strategic management 2012 in Ukraine.
    The World Championship in strategic management Global Management Challenge International is being conducted since 1980. More than 30 000 top-managers from 32 countries from all over the world (Angola, Austria, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, UK, Hungary, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Denmark, India, Spain, Italy, China, Latvia, Macao, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, Czech Republic)participate in the Championship annually.
    Ukraine was the first CIS country to join the Championship participation in 2006. During four years managers of more than 300 of major national and multinational companies took part in the Championship, Ernst&Young, KPMG, Delloite, PWC, "Ukreksimbank", "Ukrsibbank", "ОТР Bank", "SEB Bank", "Kyivstar", МТS, Vega, "Inkom", Datagroup, IG TAS, "Intertype", "Aerosvit", BNABP "Slavutich", AVON, JSC Ukraine, JCI, "Logos" Corporation among them.

  • The Antonov An-124 Ruslan is the largest aircraft ever mass produced, and was, until the advent of the An-225 Mriya, the largest aircraft in production. An-124s have been used to carry locomotives, yachts, aircraft fuselages, and a variety of other oversized cargoes. Up to 150 tones of cargo can be carried in a military An-124: it can also carry 88 passengers in an upper deck behind the cockpit. The An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift transport aircraft which was built by Antonov, and is currently the world's largest airplane. The design, built to transport the "Buran" shuttle, was an enlargement of the successful An-124 Ruslan. With a maximum gross weight of 640 tones (1,411,000 lb), the An-225 is the world's heaviest aircraft.

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  • Ukraine holds 9th position in the global ranking of international education in terms of number of International students. More than 50 000 students from 120 countries come to study in Ukraine. More than 3500 students come from India. Indian community is one of the largest and most respected international communities in Ukraine.

  • Young independent Ukraine confidently became one of the world space states due to its space research and production potential. The enterprises of a space industry gain great experience in the development and production of modern launch vehicles, spacecraft, engines, control and telemeter system. New materials and technologies are being phased in, and some of them have no counterparts. Space goods and services export increases from year to year.

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  • Ukraine has extremely fertile black soils in the central and southern portions, totaling more than a half of the territory. According to the estimates, arable land is 56%, permanent crops: 2%, meadows and pastures: 12%, forest and woodland: 10%, other: 20%. The word Chornozem, meaning "black soil" has become internationally recognized and refers to Ukrainian soil, assumed as the most fertile.

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  • The Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk or Pacts and Constitutions of Rights and Freedoms of the Zaporizhian Host, was a 1710 constitutional document written by Hetman Pylyp Orlyk. The Constitution also limited the executive authority of the hetman, and established a democratically elected Cossack parliament called the General Council. Pylyp Orlyk's Constitution was unique for its historic period, and was one of the first state constitutions in Europe.

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  • Ukraine, with just 17 years of independent history to its name, actually participated in the foundation of the United Nations over half of a century ago. Ukrainian representatives participated in the drafting of the UN Statute adopted in 1945 thus qualifying as one of 51 countries to sign up as founders of the UN.

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  • The village of Dilove located on the Tisza river, close to the Romanian border, in the district of Rakhiv in the Transcarpathian region contains a historical marker and a large stone believed to mark the geographic centre of Europe, as measured in 1887 by geographers from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The township today is a part of Ukraine. The interpretation of the worn Latin inscription on the monument is debated, with some claiming that the marker is merely one of a number of fixed triangulation points for surveying purposes established around the territory of the former Empire. The external borders of Europe taken into account during the calculations are not known. According to the description, the methodology used for the calculation is that of the geometrical middle point of the extreme latitudes and longitudes of Europe, so the stone was located at 48Р'В°30'N 23Р'В°23'E.

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