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Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located on the Dnieper River. It is the seventh most populous city in Europe, after Istanbul, Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid.

Because of its historical importance as the center of Kievan Rus, the city is still referred to as “Mother of Russian cities”. Video by Stas Petryshyn

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Mar/14

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Portraits of Ukrainian revolutionaries

In late November, in Ukraine, mass protests against the government’s decision to suspend signing an association agreement with the EU began.

Rallies in the center of Kyiv, called “Euromaidan”, spread to other regions of Ukraine. In January 2014, after the adoption of laws that substantially restricted the rights and freedoms of citizens, confrontation between the opposition and the government became violent.

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participants of historical event

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Mar/14

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Euromaidan after the Battle

Fortunately, confrontation of Ukrainian people with police special forces is in history now. Today, the central part of Kyiv is safe.

There are still barricades on the main street of the city. Sidewalks are without tiles, buildings are covered with soot from fires. A lot of people come here as a tour. Photos by maxiwell83

Euromaidan after the Battle, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

postrevolutionary Kyiv

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Today, the Parliament of Ukraine voted for the ouster of the President Viktor Yanukovych, and appointed new presidential elections on May 25. Yanukovych left Kyiv and protesters occupied his residence located nearby.

Here is a number of photos takes inside the residence abandoned in a hurry. Viktor Yanukovych loved living on a grand scale. For example, here is a nice looking 1 kilo gold medal with his portrait.

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let’s take a walk

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There are several common misconceptions about Maidan and the situation there.

The first one is that almost the entire Kyiv is literally destroyed. This is not true. All the pictures of confrontation that you can see were taken on one relatively small area near the entrance to the Dinamo Stadium, it is government quarter.

Photos are of course apocalyptic, but it is actually not that bad.

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revolution in Ukraine

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Jan/14

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The Atmosphere of Euromaidan 2014

Euromaidan is a mass multi-day protest on Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosty) and adjacent streets and squares in the center of Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities.

It began November 21, 2013 in response to the Ukrainian government suspension of preparatory process for the signing of an association agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

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protesting in Ukraine

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Dec/13

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Impressive video from Euromaidan in Kyiv

A lot of Ukrainians continue their protest on Independence Square in Kyiv demanding integration with the European Union. This very cool video was shot December 14.

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Dec/13

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The Park of Miniatures in Kyiv

Kyiv is a rather big city with a lot of interesting places. But there is one place where you can see the main attractions of the city together. It is Kyiv Park of Miniatures located near the metro station “Hydro Park.”

The park has about 50 architectural objects of Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine. In the future, there will be more than 120 models of buildings. The park covers an area of 1.8 hectares and is located on the territory of Hydro Park near the restaurant complex “Mlyn” at Brovarsky Avenue, 9V. Photos by muph

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Let’s walk through the little Kyiv

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Dec/13

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Anti-government protests in Kyiv

December 1, in Kyiv, a demonstration of supporters of Ukraine’s signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union was held, which ultimately resulted in the largest in recent history anti-government and anti-presidential protest.

Several hundred thousand people of different ages, social status and political beliefs came to the central part of the Ukrainian capital.

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the streets of protesting Kyiv

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Seventy years ago, during the Second World War, the territory around Kyiv was the place of the “Battle for the Dnieper” – one of the largest battles in world history (750 km front, 4 million people).

As a result, the German troops were forced to retreat, and Kyiv was liberated on November 6, 1943. The State Museum-Reserve “The Battle for Kyiv in 1943″ located in the village of Novi Petrivtsi near Kyiv is dedicated to these events. Location of the museum on Google Maps. Photos by Vyacheslav Peristyy

Museum-Reserve "The Battle for Kyiv", Ukraine photo 1

go on a tour of the museum

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