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 City's name spelling is a sensitive political topic for many Ukrainians, since outdated "Kiev" spelling is based on the Russian transliteration that was prevalent during the Soviet occupation and therefore reminds of Russian influence over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 Same applies for using "Ukraine" instead of outdated "the Ukraine".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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This restaurant is often referred to as Cuba in the Heart of Kyiv. The club features both local musicians along with touring acts for a night of authentic Cuban and Latin beats that anyone can enjoy. Most days of the week Habana offers light bossa nova and jazz tunes to complement its menu of...
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Great atmosphere, great music, slow service, 30-40 min. If you like Latino music, this will be the place to go. Dancing going on almost every evening downstairs
Food & Restaurants
Those who haven’t visited this place have surely heard about it through the grapevine. The first cider house Bilyi Nalyv was opened on Khreshchatyk at the beginning of April and instantly attracted long queues of patiently waiting customers. The reason behind is a delicious menu and price policy —...

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