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 City's name spelling is a sensitive political topic for many Ukrainians, since outdated "Kiev" spelling is based on the Russian transliteration that was prevalent during the Soviet occupation and therefore reminds of Russian influence over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 Same applies for using "Ukraine" instead of outdated "the Ukraine".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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Food & Restaurants
A famous ukrainian trade and entertainment center in the very heart of Kiev. It is a 4 storey building that includes many of boutiques, a beauty salon, an interior design studio, indoor café where you can relax and eat delicious food while listening to pleasant music. Prices for many of the venues...
Nightlife & Bars
Palata №6, named after Anton Chekhov's story, gives off one of Kiev's weirdest nightlife experiences. It is strategically located in the courtyards of Vorovskogo Street. First-time guests would need to exert a bit of effort to locate this extraordinary bar. Once inside, guests are greeted by bar...
Club & Bars
Within the hustle and bustle of Kiev lies a rooftop terrace bar; perfect for people who loves to relax while enjoying a cocktail or two. The entrance to the bar is inside the Atlas premises, on the second floor. Barbara Bar, located in the heart of Kiev, offers a warm atmosphere for city folks...

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