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 City's name spelling is a sensitive political topic for many Ukrainians, since outdated "Kiev" spelling is based on the Russian transliteration that was prevalent during the Soviet occupation and therefore reminds of Russian influence over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 Same applies for using "Ukraine" instead of outdated "the Ukraine".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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There is a place in the centre of Kyiv, which is hidden from the crowded streets by houses from the one side and pleasant to the eye by breathtaking view of historic Kyiv and mighty Dnieper from the other. It is the Landscape alley, having become stamping ground for Kyiv residents and exciting...
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The National Museum "Memorial to Holodomor victims" (Ukrainian: Національний музей «Меморіал жертв Голодомору»),[2] formerly known as the Memorial in Commemoration of Famines' Victims in Ukraine, is Ukraine's national museum and a world-class centre devoted to the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-...
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The National Museum “Chernobyl”is a multi functional institution combining scientific, cultural and educational activity with a modern museum conveying the history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster as the most severe radioecological disaster of the XX century. The after-effects of it have no...

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