Introducing Kiev

Kiev (Ukrainian: Київ) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine with - officially - approximately 3 million inhabitants (unofficially up to 4 million inhabitants). The city was founded on the banks of Dnipro River. The transliteration of the city's name from Ukrainian is "Kiev", and this variation is used in official English language materials in Ukraine, major English-speaking countries and international organizations. City's name spelling is a sensitive political topic for many Ukrainians, since outdated "Kiev" spelling is based on the Russian transliteration that was prevalent during the Soviet occupation and therefore reminds of Russian influence over Ukraine. It's recommended to use Kyiv when in Ukraine not to hurt anybody's feelings. Same applies for using "Ukraine" instead of outdated "the Ukraine".

Written on 02/17/2017 - 19:19 by Shawn Blade

Last modified on 08/15/2017 - 01:41

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Club & Bars
High up there on the list of weirdest experiences in Kiev is the well hidden Palata No6 named after Anton Chekhov's story about life in a madhouse. And mad it certainly is. You will be greeted by bar tenders wearing doctors uniforms and waitresses dressed as sexy nurses. Order a drink and your...
Club & Bars
Barbara bar is opened a few months ago but it’s already established itself as one of the trendiest bars in the Ukrainian capital, thanks to its tasty breakfast and unconventional interior where every piece of furniture is on sale. Breakfast is available round the clock—perfect after a night out or...
Club & Bars
Caribbean Club was opened first at 1998, then in 2013, it was opened once again and he is one of the oldest clubs in Kiev. The Today Caribbean Club is a unique place in Kiev. Club’s repertories are pop and rock artists, jazz concerts, theatre Latin dance parties, disco, humorous and dance shows,...

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Submitted 5 months 1 week ago by CultureWhiz.

Kiev is a perfect hub of recreational facilities in Ukraine. In summer there are beaches on rivers and lakes which are the best options for those who want to have a beach day without leaving the city. Located inside the city of Hydropark and towards the south Maj4ok area, Kiev boasts of a selection...

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Submitted 1 day 9 hours ago by Cieloh.

The Kontraktova Square is the oldest square in the capital of Ukraine. The square is located in the Podol district. It got it's name from the historic trade deals that took place at that location. In English, its name can be translated to the Square of Contracts. There are many important buildings...

Submitted 6 days 8 hours ago by Cieloh.

Babi Yar, a ravine in the capital of Ukraine, was used as a massacre spot for the Jewish people leaving in Kiev at that time. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the ravine was transformed into a park, currently known as the Babi Yar Memorial Park. The park contains various monuments which...

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