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archive-title Monthly Archives: February 2017

Monthly Archives: February 2017

Kiev or Kyiv ?

I noticed some users have been commenting on my Facebook link “Kyiv”. This was an advertisement we placed with Facebook in order to promote the website Kiev City Guide. I saw many Ukrainian users posted in response to that advertisement link “Kyiv!” I did not understand first but another user posted a link for me […]

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Maidan – Indepence Square

The modern name of the area received after the proclamation of independence of Ukraine in 1991. “Maydan Nezalezhnosti” metro station was put into operation in 1976, it changed its name as well as the area. In 2001, the last renovation, the area is made: there are new unique fountains, sculptures, monuments and other points of […]

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Kiev – Facts

Kiev – Ukraine Ukrainian capital city Kiev is an increasingly popular tourist destination. According to legend, the city was founded around the Fifth Century by Shchek, Khoryv, Lybid and Kyi, from whom it took its name. Kiev has plenty to offer tourists. The city had a turbulent Twentieth Century, under the rule of Soviet Moscow, […]

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Maidan – The Heart of Kiev

For centuries, Independence Square has been Kiev’s vibrant heart and the country’s most historic location. This is where revolutions have taken place (as recently as 2014), victories have been celebrated and many festivals are held, even today. Friends meet up by the Independence Monument, children play in the fountain and the sunny terraces always draw […]

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St. Sofia Cathedral

“The St. Sofia Cathedral is one of the most beautiful attractions in Kiev” Since its original construction, the cathedral has undergone many changes. The building has been damaged numerous times, especially in the 13th century when the Tatars conquered Kiev. During various restorations, new rooms were frequently added. Under the Soviet Union’s anti-religious policy in […]

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Sophia Cathedral, 1000 Years of History

In the old city centre of Kiev stands the St. Sofia Cathedral. This incredible building is one of the best known and most beautiful Ukrainian monuments and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the 11th century, construction of the cathedral was commissioned by Yaroslav the Wise, the ruler of the […]

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