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The capital of Ukraine after snowfall

Kiev city is located in the northern part of Ukraine, not far from its center. The climate is temperate continental with mild winters and warm summers. Usually the coldest days in Kiev are in January 18-25. The average temperature in January is minus 3,5° C.

Over the past 120 years, the average annual temperature in Kiev increased by about 1,5° C. The greatest increase in temperature is observed in December – March. In December 2012, the city experienced heavy snowfalls. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh

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“Kiev in Miniature” is located in a picturesque place on the banks of the Dnieper River in Hidropark in Kiev. This mini city has diverse collection of buildings constructed in 1:33 scale. The park shows the most famous architectural landmarks of present Kiev and other Ukrainian cities.

The park was opened on June 23, 2006. The total area is about 2 hectares. It took nearly four years to make all 48 models presented in the park. At this time the population of mini Kiev is 700 inhabitants and it is growing every day. Photos by vaita

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Beautiful views of Kiev in the evening time

Kiev (Ukrainian spelling Kyiv) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine (population 2.8 million). It is the sixth largest city in Europe after Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid. The length of the city from north to south – 50 km, from west to east – 56 km.

During its long history, Kiev was the capital of Polans (East Slavic tribe), Kievan Rus, Kiev Principality, the Ukrainian National Republic, Ukrainian State, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. And since 1991 it is the capital of independent Ukraine. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh

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Fireworks on Independence Day in Kiev

August 24, Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day. 21 years ago, the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic adopted the Act of Independence of Ukraine, which is considered to be the date of formation of the Ukrainian state in its present form.

This day many Ukrainian cities have different celebrations including fireworks. The main firework is held on Independence Square in Kiev.


Andrew’s Descent in Kiev is one of the oldest ways connecting the Upper Town, its central part, with the trade area Podil.

Today Andrew’s Descent is a street-museum. This is one of the major tourist attractions in the Ukrainian capital. Many famous figures of science and culture: scholars, writers, composers, painters, sculptors lived and worked here.

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In late May, after three and a half years of construction, new terminal “D” of Ukraine’s main airport located in Boryspil was opened.

At the moment, this terminal is the largest in Ukraine. The total area is 107 thousand square meters, and now it can serve up to 15 million passengers a year, or three thousand passengers per hour. Photos by Press Service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

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Good luck to all Euro 2012 participants!

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).

Tomorrow the first Ukrainian matches will be played: Germany Vs Portugal at the stadium “Arena Lviv” in the city of Lviv and Netherlands Vs Denmark at the stadium “Metalist” in Kharkov.

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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.

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Chernobyl Museum in Kiev

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

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One day in the life of miniature Kiev

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.