The United States Board on Geographic Names will officially list the capital of Ukraine as Kyiv, not Kiev. It's the result of years of advocacy by the Ukrainian government to popularize the Ukrainian spelling. But why does it matter?
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, many Ukrainians left their country to find better jobs in the West, but now, some Ukrainians are reversing the pattern and are heading home because of new economic opportunities in Ukraine
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kyiv (Kiev), the capital of Ukraine. Russian translator Marian Schwartz reads a short passage from "The White Guard," Mikhail Bulgakov's novel set in the city of Kyiv.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for the site of a famous battle between Russia and Sweden that took place 299 years ago. The answer is the Ukrainian city of Poltava. The World's Jason Margolis tells us that plans for a 300th anniversary commemoration are stirring up old feelings.
Vice President Dick Cheney today met with leaders in Ukraine, one of the former Soviet states worried about Russia's recent military actions. Cheney said the United States is committed to Ukraine's security and freedom.
Modern Jewish New York humor has its roots in Eastern Europe. It's said if you want to go to where funny was born, go to Odessa, the Ukrainian city on the Black Sea. That's what The World's Jason Margolis did recently.
The social-networking site Bebo beamed a digital time capsule into outer space today. Bebo users hope to connect with extra terrestrial life. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the site of the transmission - the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.
Many of Russia's neighbors were alarmed by its war with Georgia this summer -- Ukraine especially so. Many Ukrainians fear their country could become Russia's next target. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Kiev.