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[:en]Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine, one of the most ancient cities in the world. It is known in history as the “Mother of Russ cities”, the capital of the first Eastern-Slavic state, the Kyiv Russ. Kyiv played an important role in the development of the world culture. It was founded in the VI century and was adopted to Christianity by Prince Vladimir in 988, which was spread in whole Russ. Kyiv is a major scientific center. There are numerous universities and institutions of higher education, research and design organizations here.

Kyiv is one of largest cultural centers. There are many remarkable monuments of history, architecture and arts such as St. Sophia Cathedral (XI-XVIII centuries), The Golden Gates (XI-XX), the Kyiv-Pechery Lavra (XI-XX), St. Cyril Church (XII-XIX), St. Andrew Church (XVIII, architect B.Rastrelli), Marian Palace (XVIII, architect B. Rastrelli) etc. Kyiv is known as city-park. Woods, gardens, parks and tree-lined boulevard take more than 2/3 of its area. Kyiv is situated on the banks of the Dnipro River, making it inimitable in its charm.

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Monument of Independence of Ukraine

Red building

Red building of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Opera House

Opera House

National Bank of Ukraine

National Bank of Ukraine

Monument of Bogdan Khmelnitskyi

Monument of Bogdan Khmelnitskyi

Andrew's Descent

Andrew’s Descent

The Virgin Pyrogoscha Church and The St. Andrew Church

The Virgin Pyrogoscha Church and The St. Andrew Church

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower of Kyiv-Pechers’ka Lavra

Kovalevskyi villa

Kovalevskyi villa

Mother Motherland

Mother Motherland

Geographical Faculty

Geographical Faculty

The left bank of Dnipro river

The left bank of Dnipro river

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