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Richly endowed in natural resources, Ukraine has been fought over and subjugated for centuries; its 20th-century struggle for liberty is not yet complete. A short-lived independence from Russia (1917-1920) was followed by brutal Soviet rule that engineered two artificial famines (1921-22 and 1932-33) in which over 8 million died, and World War II, in which German and Soviet armies were responsible for some 7 million more deaths.
The colours of the flag derive from the arms of the medieval principality of Galicia (golden lion on a blue field). The first Ukrainian flag, adopted in 1848 was a yellow-blue bi-colour, however most flags used by the public were blue-yellow bi-colours, and this order of colours has been official since 1918. The blue represents the sky, and the yellow represents wheat (agriculture), the main source of wealth in the Ukraine.Contact us to purchase