While in the USSR, Neil Armstrong collected a handful of soil from outside a Ukrainian man’s house in Siberia to acknowledge that man’s contribution to Apollo-11 Moon Mission. The gravitational trajectory adopted by Apollo-11 program to reach the Moon is named after that man – ‘The Kondratyuk Rout’.
There is a network of catacombs under Odessa, Ukraine – largely unmapped 1,500-mile-long tangle of corridors and rooms. If it were laid out in a straight line, the labyrinth would stretch five times longer than the world’s second largest catacombs, underneath Paris. In 2005, a girl got lost in the catacombs below Odessa after a drunken New Year’s Eve party her and her friends had in there. They found her two years later.
In 1989, a small capsule, originally a part of a measurement device, containing highly radioactive caesium-137 was found inside the concrete wall of a Kramatorsk apartment building. By the time the capsule was discovered, 6 residents of the building died from leukemia and 17 more received varying doses of radiation.
A big group of women in the Ukraine have formed a modern amazon tribe called Asgarda. Their goal is to have complete autonomy from men, they train in different martial arts and sciences, and live in the Carpathian Mountains.
Chernobyl continued generating power until almost 2001, due to an extensive power shortage in the Soviet Union and Ukraine.
In 1991 a girl was found in Ukraine who had lived with and been raised by dogs for most of her life.