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Ukraine, migration, early 20th century to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Bastian A. Vollmer

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm551

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Vollmer, B. A. 2013. Ukraine, migration, early 20th century to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The history of Ukraine is characterized by discontinuity and the endeavors of foreign rulers during the past centuries. Foreign dominant powers non-intermittently ruled over the Ukrainian nation and its territory. First ruled by Lithuania and Poland, parts of today's Ukraine were then ruled by the Ottoman empire, Germany, and the Austro-Hungarian empire, later Tsarist Russia and subsequently the Soviet Union. It was not until early 1918 that Ukraine declared its independence, but its new government collapsed. The Soviet Red Army invaded and installed a Bolshevik government in 1922, and Ukraine became one of the four founding republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Only in 1991 did Ukraine finally become independent.

Keywords:

  • immigration;
  • labor supply;
  • poverty;
  • political economy;
  • human trafficking;
  • women