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Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine. Since Russian has ceased to be the official language in Ukraine has prompted to use the Ukrainian name "Kyiv". Kiev is one of the most ancient and important cities of Eastern Europe and has played a key role in the development of the East Slavic civilization as well as the modern Ukrainian nation. The first human settlement in this place may have occurred between V and VI century. Due to the difficulty of determining the date of founding of the city, the month of May 1982 was chosen to celebrate the 1,500th anniversary of the city. Places of interest are: Bridge over the Dnieper River, built between 1847 and 1853 by British engineer Charles Blacker Vignoles. Posse four main rings, leading to a length of half a mile at the time made it the largest in this type in Europe, the Cathedral of Santa Sofia, is an architectural monument of Kievan Russia era and is the first monument in Ukraine registered as a Heritage of Humanity; The Golden Gate, is a historic gateway to the ancient walls of Kiev; Vydubychi Monastery, is a historical monument founded between 1070 and 1077 by Vsevolod, son of Yaroslav the Wise; The Monastery of the Caves of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, it is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery in eastern Europe, it is also one of the four monuments declared as World Heritage Sites in Ukraine; Monastery of St. Michael Golden-Domed, is a functioning monastery actually in Kiev; Church of St. Andrew, is the largest Baroque church in Kiev; Mariyinsky Palace is a picturesque baroque palace in the steep banks of the Dnieper river, is the official ceremonial residence of the President of Ukraine, adjacent to the building of the Verkhovna Rada; Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev the years 1941-1945, is a memorial complex commemorating the Great Patriotic War; House with chimeras or Gorodetsky House is an apartment building in style Art Nouveau, built between 1901 and 1902 by noted architect Vladislav Gorodetsky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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