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August 24, Ukrainians celebrated the 22nd anniversary of independence of Ukraine. The main celebrations were held in Kyiv.

On this day, many Ukrainians came on the central square of Kyiv, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) dressed in “vyshivanka” (traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts). Let’s take a look at them. Photos by Karpov Igorok

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“Pevcheskoe Pole” (“Song Festival Grounds”) is an area for concert performances in the Pechersk Landscape Park in Kiev. In general, the place can be described as open space for concerts and festivals.

Since the early 1990s, annual flower show is held here. This year an exhibition of flower cars is opened here.

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The State Aviation Museum of Ukraine (Zhulyany) was opened in 2003. Today, this museum located in Kiev is the largest history and technology museum in the country. The exposure of the museum has nearly 70 planes and helicopters.

Of additional interest is the fact that the museum is located very close to the airport “Kiev” (Zhulyany), the runway lies only about 100 meters away behind a transparent wall. Photos by Valentin Rukomoynikov

Reconnaissance plane Anatra-Anasal (1917-1918)

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Air balloon flight over Kiev

Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine standing on the Dnieper River. Because of its historical importance as the center of Kievan Rus’, the city is still referred to as the “Mother of Russian cities.” The length of the city from north to south is 50 km, from west to east – 56 km.

Forests, parks and gardens make up more than half the area of Kiev. Within the city there are two botanical gardens. Kiev is rightly called one of the greenest cities in the world.

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While the Russian Empire was coming to its end in the late 19th – early 20th century, the present capital of independent Ukraine was one of the most dynamic cities of the empire. Some of the new technologies were first introduced in Kiev and later extended to other imperial cities.

For example, in 1892, first in the Russian Empire electric tram appeared in Kiev; in 1902, the Kiev funicular was opened – the second funicular in the Russian Empire after the one in Odessa; the first stationary stadium in the empire was opened here in 1912; the same year, construction of Ginzburg skyscraper was completed – it was the tallest building in the Russian Empire.

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Abnormally heavy snowfall in Kiev

In recent days, Kiev has experienced abnormal snowfall; tens of millions of tons of snow has fallen on the streets of the city. In this regard, a state of emergency is declared in Kiev. Military equipment is involved in the process of clearing the streets. March 25 is declared a day off.

More than 22,000 people and 5,000 pieces of equipment are involved in the liquidation of consequences of snowfall; thousands of people have been caught in snowdrift.

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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is one of the first monasteries founded in Kievan Rus. The monastery was founded in 1051. Today, it is the center of Orthodoxy, one of the most important monasteries of the Christian world.

The lavra is located in the center of Kiev, on the right, the high bank of the Dnieper, and occupies two hills separated by deep ravines, leading down to the Dnieper. Kiev-Pechersk Lavra location on Google Maps. Photos by zubr14

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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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