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- Ukraine : A large Slavic nation in Eastern Europe whose capital is Kyiv (Kiev).
- Orange Revolution : A series of grass-roots, non-violent political protests that involved hundreds of thousands of people demonstrating in the capital city of Kyiv.
- Holodomor : Man-made famine in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic between 1932 and 1933, that killed up to 7.5 million Ukrainians.
- Soviet Union : A Communist state, which took over the Russian Empire, after the Russian Revolution of 1917 that existed from 1922 to 1991; the major part now extant as the Russian Federation