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Ukraine Travel Guide

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Kyiv, also spelt Kiev and located in north central Ukraine on the Dnepr River, is the largest and capital city of Ukraine. Kyiv is home to many high-tech companies, world-class education institutions and historical attractions. Kyiv also plays a very important role as an industrial, political, scientific, educational and cultural center of Eastern Europe.

Explore KyivKyiv is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe and consequently has enjoyed and suffered many historical events; Kyiv was one of the ancient Slavic centers, the capital city of the state of Kyivan Rus', the cradle of Russian civilization. The city was completely destroyed in 1240 during the Mongol Invasion. The city’s territories were under the control of Lithuania, Poland and Russia successively. Kyiv was an important city of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. During the World War II the city again suffered significant damage; many irreplaceable architectural and art treasures were destroyed. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the independence of Ukraine in 1991, Kyiv remained the capital of the Ukraine.

Kyiv is truly on of the most beautiful cities of the world with its unique landmarks; the harmony of the modern constructions and the historical places has created a unique architectural landscape. Visitors will find some of the most beautiful old orthodox churches in the world, because of this Kyiv is called the God-Domed city.

There are many interesting sights in Kyiv; some of the most attractive are the Saint Sophia Cathedral which contains splendid icons and frescoes, Mariyinsky Palace which is the official residence of Ukraine’s President, the Golden Gate of Kyiv which is the last remnant of the ancient city walls of Kiev built to defend the city, the Museum of Ukrainian Art which houses an impressive collection of the work of regional artists from the 16th century to the present, Andriyivsky Uzviz, the Saint Andrew's Church of Kiev, the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, the Historical Museum of Ukraine, the Taras Shevchenko National Opera House of Ukraine, the St Volodymyr's Cathedral, the Park of Glory, and Kiev Pechersk Lavra which is a complex of churches with underground catacombs of mummified priests.

Kyiv’s most popular thoroughfares are Khreshchatyk Street and Independence Square. There are also fantastic cafes, restaurants and shopping centers, besides the Ukrainians considered very welcoming hosts.

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