Favorite thing: The Globe which overhangs from ceiling of modern underground shopping center located on Independence square.
Favorite thing: Several monumental statuaries rise over to the of the city. Among these statuaries, the one of " The Mother Homeland " overhangs the Dniepr, on one hills afforested to the south of the city.
The monastery St -Catherin is exclusively a monastery of nones.
Constructs in the old district of the Podol, it shelters the saint's relics.
Fondest memory: In 1362 the city came under the control of the Lithuanian state. During the 14th-15th centuries Kyiv was rebuilt and in 1484 it adopted the Magdeburg law.
Fondest memory: In 1654 Kyiv came under Moscow control. Ukraine gradually lost rights and privileges and the population was denationalized.
Kiev is situated on the banks of the Dnipro River, below the mouth of the Desna River.
The oldest human traces on the territory of Kyiv date from the Stone Age.
Fondest memory: In the 9th century Kyiv became an important centre of Kyivan Rus'-Ukraine. In 988 Prince Volodymyr introduced Christianity as the official state religion.
Opera House in Kiev!
One of the most beautiful I have ever visited.
Their 'Swan Lake' had a very unusual staging!
Maidan nezalezhnosti - Independence Square
Should be visited at night, when all the lights are turned on!
Favorite thing: This year Ukraine celebrates 10th anniversary of the independence. We have a great war parade and colorful demonstration dedicated to this event.
Favorite thing: House with chimeras - what a nice creation! It is worth to be viewed! What a pity it is under a construction at the moment.( Bankovskaya Str.)Hope very soon it'll look like a new one.
Favorite thing: Saint Andrew's church. This man (then saint) many, many years ago said: 'Here will be built a big town'. Many years are passed after his words and I can say that he was right.