Ukraine or The Ukraine?

With Ukrainian events much in the news lately, it occurs to me to wonder why I always think of Ukraine as The Ukraine.  I’m not alone, apparently.  Officially the name of the country is Ukraine – no “The.”  See this informative BBC article for more info.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18233844

So now we know!

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  1. Hello, Today i wrote my first blog. Ever. It has the exact same title as yours and I have no idea until I searched my own one, that took me a minute. Made me laugh. I have just taken my first step into a larger world. 🙂

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