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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.

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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.

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Dec/11

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The stadium of Euro 2012 final match

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”.

Olimpiyskiy stadium, Kiev, Ukraine view 1

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The house #17/2 located on Shelkovichnaya Street in Kiev is a former mansion of a famous merchant and philanthropist Semen Semenovich Mogilevtsev built in 1901 by the talented architect Vladimir Nikolaevich Nikolaev. Kievites named it “The Chocolate House” for the characteristic color and rich decoration of the facades.

The mansion is a two-storey building with a large basement and an attic over an extension. The plan of the house is typical for rich mansions of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. The main facade, facing Shelkovichnaya and Pilip Orlik streets, is decorated in the style of the Italian Renaissance. The appearance of the building is preserved almost in its original form. Photos by macwrangler.

The Chocolate House, Kiev, Ukraine view 1

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With the upcoming EURO 2012 Ukraine’s promotional campaign has started recently with the presentation of advertising video clip “Switch on Ukraine”. The video will be broadcast by major European TV channels.

But not all the people in Ukraine like it. There are a lot of doubts was it worth to spend about 500,000 USD to make it. That’s why several unofficial promo videos of Ukraine made almost for free only on the enthusiasm of the photographers have appeared. The following promo time-lapse is about Ukrainian capital city – Kyiv. The author is Yaroslav Yarko.

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Welcome to “Feofaniya” – landscape art park-memorial of national importance located in Ukrainian capital city Kiev. Unique feature distinguishing the park from others is the harmonious combination of unspoiled nature with the masterpieces of landscape design on the background of St. Panteleimon cathedral.

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Oct/11

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Excellent time-lapse of Kiev

In addition to the previous post about Kiev views at night time here is nice promo time-lapse video of Kiev captured by Oleg Finger. The filming took place during July-September this year.

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Oct/11

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The views of Kiev at night time

Kiev (Ukrainian spelling Kyiv) is the capital of Ukraine and the largest city of the country. It is the 6th largest city of Europe after Moscow, London, Saint Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid. Kiev is located along the Dnepr River just below its confluence with the Desna River.

Because of its historical importance as the center of Kievan Rus from the 9th to 12th century the city is still called “The Mother of Russian cities”. The following pictures of night Kiev were taken from the tallest buildings of the city by Oleg Stelmakh.

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In the very center of Kiev, at the bottom of the Cherepanova Hill, there is the place where one of the biggest clusters of sports facilities in Europe is located.  Since 1996 it has the name of National Sports Complex “Olympic”.

After being reconstructed the stadium connects Ukrainian sports history of 80 years with European experience and ultramodern technologies. Among all sports arenas that are being prepared for Euro-2012 Olympic NSC is the largest, the total capacity will be 70,050 spectators’ places (68,055 places for EURO-2012).

NSC Olympic, Euro-2012 stadium, Kiev, Ukraine view 1

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Jul/11

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The downtown of the capital of Ukraine

Kyiv is the capital and largest city of Ukraine. Kyiv is the sixth largest city in Europe after Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid.

The city is a leading political, social, economic, transport and scientific center of the country. Kiev hosts all nation-wide government structures, foreign embassies, headquarters of most national business organizations and associations, as well as representative offices of foreign companies operating in Ukraine.
And here is the video showing the central part of this remarkable city.

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