Ukraine: The Breadbasket of Europe

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine has returned to its pre-revolutionary position as a major agricultural exporter of key commodities. With Russia currently controlling a large portion of Ukraine’s cultivated agricultural land in the south, as well as blockading ports on the Black Sea, a significant amount of grain for export is stranded in Ukraine.

Written by Ian M. Sheldon. Narration by Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle.

Video production by Svetlana Ter-Gregorian, Laura Seeger and Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. Audio production by the College of Arts & Sciences Academic Technology Services.