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Ukraine
  is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe, has an area of 603,628 km2 and a population of about 42.5 million. The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages, the area was a key centre of East Slavic culture, with the powerful state of Kievan Rus' forming the basis of Ukrainian identity.
Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, the territory was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers, including Lithuania, Poland, the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, and Russia. A Cossack republic emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries, but its territory was eventually split between Poland and the Russian Empire, and later merged fully into Russia. Two brief periods of independence occurred during the 20th century, once near the end of World War I and another during World War II. However, both occasions would ultimately see Ukraine's territories consolidated into a Soviet republic, a situation that persisted until 1991, when Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in the aftermath of its dissolution at the end of the Cold War. Before its independence, Ukraine was typically referred to in English as "The Ukraine", but sources since then have moved to drop "the" from the name of Ukraine in all uses
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A Ukrainian Soviet republic was declared on 14 March 1919 and a set of stamps were issued for famine relief in 1923. Ukraine used the stamps of the Soviet Union thereafter until the end of 1991, apart from during World War II. 
July 16, 1990 the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR adopted the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine. Kiev artist Alexander Ivachnenko received from the Ministry of Communications of the USSR order for a stamp dedicated to the event. He offered some sketches that were discussed in the Ministry of Communications of the USSR and the Supreme Council of the Republic. On one of the first choices girl symbolizing Ukraine, was dressed in a shirt, tunic and barefoot. She suggested, "shod" in boots and red skirt instead of "put" Plahty. In wreath blue ribbon was added, causing the blue background of the brand changed to gold. The inscription on the stamp was "Mail of the USSR", but in the preparation of drawings for the press, it was changed to the traditional - "Mail of the USSR". The Postal stamp went into circulation 10 July 1991.  After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine declared its independence and the first stamps of the new republic were issued on 1 March 1992.  In 1992 the Ukrainian Post Office overprinted stamps of the Soviet Union with stylised tridents for use in Kiev, Lviv and Chernihiv. Other Soviet stamps overprinted with similar designs are not believed to have been postally valid.  Since 1992, a variety of commemorative and definitive stamps have been issued.
More information about postal history of Ukraine  on:  Wikipedia   


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20.01.2017 "The Paleolithic age"
Dinosaurs on stamps of UK 2013


Another stamps to consider
31.12.2010 "Minerals" [O1] 11.10.2011 "350th Anniversary of Lvov National University" [O2]
Amber on mineral stamps of Ukraine 2010 350th Anniversary of Lvov National University on stamps of Ukraine 2011

Notes:

 [O1]  Amber (fossilized tree resin)  is depicted  on  one of the stamps

 [O2] Ivan Franko national University of Lviv is the oldest university in Ukraine, established in 1661. The university, one of the leading national Universities in training experts for education, research and industry in Ukraine, was renamed for the great national Ukrainian writer, poet, and statesman, Ivan Franko (1856-1916). The University was granted the prestigious status of National on 11 October 1999. It was awarded the highest, fourth level of accreditation by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine .
Geology division of the University has Paleontology sub-division and a Paleontological museum. In Paleontological Museum a unique exposition of mammoths is placed. Prettily interesting are samples of the artificial instruments of primitive peoples found on the territory of Western Ukraine. The most valuable museums samples are paleontological collection of Mesozoic and Cenozoic periods found in Western Europe.



Official illustrated covers and postal stationary
31.07.2009 "Unearth animals of Staruni , Ivano Frankovsk" 11.11.2011 "Andrusov Nikolay Ivanovich geologist and paleontologist"  05.07.2012 "Borisyak Aleksej Alekseevich geologist and paleontologist"
Wooly Rhinoceros unearth at Staruni, Ivano Frankovsk on illustrated cover of Ukraine 2009 Andrusov Nikolay Ivanovich geologist and paleontologist on postal stationery of Ukraine 2011 Borisyak Aleksej Alekseevich geologist and paleontologist on postal stationery of Ukraine 2012

 
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