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Present state of the UDC in UkraineAkhverdova, Marina (UDC Consortium, 2008-12)When Ukraine was an USSR member, Ukrainian classification experts used the third Russian UDC edition. After Ukraine obtained independence, the need emerged for a national UDC version, in Ukrainian language. Following detailed study and critical analysis of advantages and disadvantages of the major classifications used in Ukraine and worldwide in the 20th century, the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) was chosen because of its international status, wide distribution and accumulated experience concerning its use. The Vidrodzhennya international fund financed the project of a UDC translation and publishing in Ukrainian.