Ukrainian History
On Hryvnia Banknotes
988
Volodymyr the Great
Grand Prince and ruler of Kyiv-Rus from 980 to 1015. Introduced Christianity in 988.
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1037
Yaroslav the Wise
Grand Prince and ruler of Kyiv-Rus from 1036 to 1054. Built St. Sophia Cathedral in 1037.
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1840
Taras Shevchenko
Ukraine's greatest poet. In 1840 his collection of poems 'Kobzar' was published.
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On Postage Stamps
1991
Leonid Kravchuk
First elected President of an Independent Ukraine.
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2004
Orange Revolution
Mass street protest of fraud in presidential election.
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2014
Euromaidan Revolution
Revolution of Dignity. Led to overthrow of corrupt regime.
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