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The European Football Championship 2012 begins today. The championship is hosted by two countries: Poland and Ukraine. The opening ceremony will be held in Warsaw (Poland).
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas in Kiev, which was built in the early 20th century, is used as a house of organ and chamber music from 1980. The building is located at Krasnoarmeyskaya Str., 77.
The church, built in the stylized Gothic forms with high towers and spiers, has slender proportions, and clear compositional structure. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh.
The exhibition of “Chernobyl” museum located in Kiev is about the largest in the history of nuclear power accident – the accident at the fourth unit of Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Pripyat city) happened in April 1986.
The museum has the collection of about 7,000 exhibits – declassified documents, maps, photographs, objects of ethnic culture, personal belongings of people participated in liquidation of the disaster. The museum of Chernobyl was opened on April 26, 1992. It was dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the accident. Photos by lady-sumerki
Kiev (also spelled Kyiv), the capital of Ukraine, is advantageously situated in the heart of Europe.
The city is located along the Dnepr River just below its confluence with the Desna River and 591 miles (952 km) from its mouth in the Black Sea. Kiev has a wealth of greenery. The city will host the final match of Euro 2012.
Sergey Brandt is Ukrainian artist painting in watercolor and oil techniques. He was born in Zhitomir in 1963. Sergey Brandt graduated from National Assembly of fine art and architecture in 1990 and started painting professionally in 1991.
The construction of the “electric cable railway” connecting Mikhailovskaya Mountain and Borichev Tok in Kiev began in 1903 and ended in the spring of 1905. According to the initial project the length of the railway was 250 meters, but because it was impossible to take down one lower private house the construction was limited to 200 meters.
The equipment of the cable cars was made in Switzerland, which had extensive experience in building cable cars. Both cars had a capacity of 70 passengers and moved up and down at a speed of two meters per second. May 8, 1905 the railway was opened and the carriage of passengers started.
During the five-hour New Year’s marathon the main square of Kiev (Maidan Nezalezhnosty) was attended by about 200,000 people.
The following photos were taken in the last minutes before the New Year as you might guess looking at empty streets of Ukrainian capital. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh.
Khreshchatyk is the main street of Ukraine’s capital city Kiev. On holidays the street becomes pedestrian only.
The main event of New Year 2012 in Kiev will be a traditional New Year’s Eve at the Independence Square with concerts and celebrations. The celebrating will begin at approximately 8:00 pm on December 31 and end far after midnight on January 1.
The party will be thematic. The city authorities invite people to celebrate New Year in Euro 2012 style. The scene on the main square of Kiev will be in a form of huge football goal and giant ball.
On Saturday, December 3, the opening ceremony of the Mosque Ar-Rahma took place in Kiev. It is the first mosque built in the capital city of Ukraine. The mosque is designed for 3,000 people; its area is 3200 square meters; the height of the minaret is 27 meters.
The mosque was constructed in the historic part of the city, on the top of Schekavitsa Mountain. In total, about 2 million Muslims are living in Ukraine, and 60,000 – in Kiev. The mosque was named Ar-Rahma meaning “Mercy”. Address: Kiev, Lukyanovskaya Str., 46.
National sports complex “Olimpiyskiy” (“Olympic”) is a multipurpose sports facility in Kiev, Ukraine. The stadium is the main sports arena in Ukraine and one of the largest stadiums in Europe.
The stadium is located in the center of the city, on the slopes of Cherepanovaya Mount. Address: Kiev, Krasnoarmeyskaya Str., 55 (Pechersky District). The nearest subway stations are “Olympic” and “Palace of Sports”.