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 City's name spelling is a sensitive political topic for many Ukrainians, since outdated "Kiev" spelling is based on the Russian transliteration that was prevalent during the Soviet occupation and therefore reminds of Russian influence over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 Same applies for using "Ukraine" instead of outdated "the Ukraine".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 Blake

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

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Maidan, or Independence Square is the central square of Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. One of the city's main squares, it is located on Khreshchatyk Street in the Shevchenko Raion. The square has been known under many different names, but often it is called simply Maidan ("square").
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Skvorechnik, which means a "birdhouse" in Russian, is a cafe in the trees on Trukhaniv Island. It can be reached only on foot, the bridge park, connecting it with the right-bank part of Kiev. Within the trees around the beach are located 4 villas. In the three is enough space for 4-5 people. One -...
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UBK Club (in Russian this abbreviation was used as the name for popular resort in Crimea (Southern Coast of Crimea), which has been recently modified to be a name for new club in Kiev – Southern Coast of Kiev) has become one of the cult places in Kiev for events and clubbing. Fridays and Saturdays...

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