The people of Ukraine are called Ukrainians. About 75 percent of the population traces their origins to the Ukraine. Other groups include Russians (about 22 percent), mainly in eastern Ukraine, in an area known as the Crimean Peninsula. Crimean Tatars, also concentrated on the Crimean Peninsula, represent a small percentage of the total population. For more information on the Russians and Tatars, see the chapter on Russia in Volume 7.

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