Late Summer Kyiv 08/2010

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    Kyiv, also spelled as Kiev, is the capital city of Ukraine, located in the north-central part of the country along the Dnieper River. With a population of almost 3 million inhabitants, it is the largest and most populous city in Ukraine.

    The city’s history dates back to the 5th century, and it has played a significant role in the development of the Slavic culture and civilization. According to the official historical record, Kyiv was founded in 482 AD by three brothers named Kyi, Shchek, and Khoryv, who were legendary founders of the East Slavic state of Kievan Rus’. The name “Kyiv” is believed to have derived from the name of the eldest brother, Kyi.

    Throughout the centuries, Kyiv has been the center of political, economic, and cultural life of Ukraine. The city has witnessed many historical events and has been a witness to the rise and fall of empires and kingdoms. It has survived numerous invasions, wars, and conflicts, and has always managed to rebuild and reinvent itself.

    Today, Kyiv is a vibrant and modern city, which has preserved its rich cultural heritage and traditions. It is home to many historic landmarks, museums, and art galleries, as well as modern infrastructure and amenities. Visitors can explore the city’s stunning architecture, including the famous Saint Sophia Cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. They can also enjoy the city’s bustling nightlife and entertainment scene, which includes a range of restaurants, bars, and clubs.

    Kyiv is a really big and beautiful city and couple days there will be far from enough to feel its atmosphere.

    1. Dormition Cathedral in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. It was built in XI century but destroyed during World War II. And restored only in 1995.

    Great Church
    Cleansing from sin

    2. Bell Tower of Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv.

    Sophia Cathedral

    3. View from Saint Sophia Cathedral Square on Bohdan Khmelnytsky statue and St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery.

    Bogdan Khmelnytsky and St. Michael's Cathedral.

    4. Hyatt Regency Hotel.


    5. Bell Tower of Saint Sophia Cathedral on Sophia Square.

    Sophia Cathedral Bell Tower on Sophia Square

    6. St Andrew’s Church in Kyiv. Was constructed between 1747 and 1754 by Italian architect Rastrelli.

    St. Andrew Church

    7. Well, 100% agree that it’s not reasonable to stop and inspect cheap cars 🙂

    how much?
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