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Kyiv (Київ)

Ukraine's vibrant modern capital, Kyiv (Kiev - transliterated from Russian) commands a position in the heart of the country on both sides of the mighty Dnieper River. Often considered the cradle of Eastern Slavic civilization, it is one of the oldest cities in Europe, once serving as the vast, wealthy capital of the Kievan Rus.
Circus on ploshcha Peremohy
Circus on ploshcha Peremohy
Ultra-modernist building on the square
Ultra-modernist building on the square
Architecture along bul Tarasa Shevchenka
Architecture along bul Tarasa Shevchenka
View across pl Peremohy
View across pl Peremohy
St. Volodymyr's Cathedral
St. Volodymyr's Cathedral
Old market hall on pl Besarabska
Old market hall on pl Besarabska
Stalinist buildings on vul Khreshchatyk
Stalinist buildings on vul Khreshchatyk
Statue of Shevchenko on vul Volodymyrska
Statue of Shevchenko on vul Volodymyrska
Maydan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)
Maydan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)
Stalinist pomp on pl Besarabska
Stalinist pomp on pl Besarabska
Independence Monument facing Hotel Ukraina
Independence Monument facing Hotel Ukraina
Modern and old facades on Ploscha Sofiyska
Modern and old facades on Ploscha Sofiyska
Fountains on Independence Square
Fountains on Independence Square
Stark bank building on the square
Stark bank building on the square
St. Michael's Monastery
St. Michael's Monastery
Facade, vul Volodymyrska
Facade, vul Volodymyrska
Shevchenko Opera & Ballet Theatre
Shevchenko Opera & Ballet Theatre
Dark clouds over St. Sophia's Cathedral
Dark clouds over St. Sophia's Cathedral
Front of the Opera & Ballet Theatre
Front of the Opera & Ballet Theatre
Fresco outside St. Michael's Monastery
Fresco outside St. Michael's Monastery
World War II memorial on pl Peremohy
World War II memorial on pl Peremohy
Bell tower at St. Sophia's
Bell tower at St. Sophia's
St. Sophia's Cathedral (Sofiysky Sobor)
St. Sophia's Cathedral (Sofiysky Sobor)
Path leading to the bell tower
Path leading to the bell tower
Restored facade, vul Volodymyrska
Restored facade, vul Volodymyrska
Domes atop St. Sophia's
Domes atop St. Sophia's
Khmelnytsky equestrian statue, pl Sofiyska
Khmelnytsky equestrian statue, pl Sofiyska
Facades facing pl Sofiyska
Facades facing pl Sofiyska
Museum on the grounds of St. Sophia's
Museum on the grounds of St. Sophia's
Paintings for sale along lower Volodymyrska
Paintings for sale along lower Volodymyrska
Souvenirs for sale on vul Volodymyrska
Souvenirs for sale on vul Volodymyrska
St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church
Souvenir stalls with St. Andrew's Church beyond
Souvenir stalls with St. Andrew's Church beyond
Rows of local art
Rows of local art
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building
Clear skies over St. Michael's
Clear skies over St. Michael's
Mural outside St. Michael's
Mural outside St. Michael's
Exterior view of St. Michael's Monastery
Exterior view of St. Michael's Monastery
Front of St. Michael's Monastery church
Front of St. Michael's Monastery church
Memorial to the 1932-33 famine
Memorial to the 1932-33 famine
Ploshcha Sofiyska
Ploshcha Sofiyska
Restored historic building on vul Volodymyrska
Restored historic building on vul Volodymyrska
Soviet-era folk motif by a tower block
Soviet-era folk motif by a tower block
Statue of Mykola Lysenko
Statue of Mykola Lysenko
Side view of the Opera & Ballet Theatre
Side view of the Opera & Ballet Theatre
View down vul Bohdana Khmelnytskoho
View down vul Bohdana Khmelnytskoho
Blue skies over Independence Square
Blue skies over Independence Square
Monument to the Founders of Kyiv
Monument to the Founders of Kyiv
Late afternoon view across maydan Nezalezhnosti
Late afternoon view across maydan Nezalezhnosti
Old Kyiv facades
Old Kyiv facades
Restored building on vul Horodetskoho
Restored building on vul Horodetskoho
House of the Chimera
House of the Chimera
Detail on the Chimera House
Detail on the Chimera House
Monstrous creatures atop the Chimera House
Monstrous creatures atop the Chimera House
Fighting beasts on the Chimera House
Fighting beasts on the Chimera House
Ornate facade on vul Instytutska
Ornate facade on vul Instytutska
Ukrainian Presidential Palace
Ukrainian Presidential Palace
Kyiv University
Kyiv University
Lysenko statue and neighboring building
Lysenko statue and neighboring building
Statue of Lenin at the foot of vul Shevchenka
Statue of Lenin at the foot of vul Shevchenka
Frontal view of the Opera & Ballet Theatre
Frontal view of the Opera & Ballet Theatre
Lenin atop his pedestal
Lenin atop his pedestal
Orange balloons rising over central Kyiv
Orange balloons rising over central Kyiv
Golden Gate of Kyiv (under restoration)
Golden Gate of Kyiv (under restoration)
Kyiv's Golden Gate
Kyiv's Golden Gate
Looking down to St. Michael's Monastery
Looking down to St. Michael's Monastery
Side view of St. Sophia's from the bell tower
Side view of St. Sophia's from the bell tower
St. Sophia's Cathedral under clear skies
St. Sophia's Cathedral under clear skies
Smaller church at St. Sophia's
Smaller church at St. Sophia's
View over pl Sofiyska
View over pl Sofiyska
Above the domes of St. Sophia's
Above the domes of St. Sophia's
Bell tower, St. Sophia's Cathedral
Bell tower, St. Sophia's Cathedral
Ploshcha Sofiyska and the distant horizon
Ploshcha Sofiyska and the distant horizon
St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church
Balconies on a restored facade
Balconies on a restored facade
Steps leading up to St. Andrew's
Steps leading up to St. Andrew's
Souvenir stall on Andriyivsky uzviz
Souvenir stall on Andriyivsky uzviz
Andriyivsky uzviz (Andrew's Descent)
Andriyivsky uzviz (Andrew's Descent)
Entering the Podil quarter
Entering the Podil quarter
Florivsky Monastery, Podil
Florivsky Monastery, Podil
Backstreet in the Podil quarter
Backstreet in the Podil quarter
Church of Mykola Prytysko in Podil
Church of Mykola Prytysko in Podil
Uspiyya Presvyatoyi Bohoroditsi Church
Uspiyya Presvyatoyi Bohoroditsi Church
St. Illya's Cathedral, Podil
St. Illya's Cathedral, Podil
Entrance to the Caves Monastery
Entrance to the Caves Monastery
Great Bell Tower looming over the Upper Lavra
Great Bell Tower looming over the Upper Lavra
The old monastery bell in the Upper Lavra
The old monastery bell in the Upper Lavra
Upper Lavra of the Caves Monastery
Upper Lavra of the Caves Monastery
Front of the Historical Treasures Museum
Front of the Historical Treasures Museum
Historical Treasures Museum, Caves Monastery
Historical Treasures Museum, Caves Monastery
Historical Treasures Museum upper facade
Historical Treasures Museum upper facade
Outer facade detail, Caves Monastery
Outer facade detail, Caves Monastery
Historical Treasures Museum
Historical Treasures Museum
Monks' dormitories in the Upper Lavra
Monks' dormitories in the Upper Lavra
Gold domes atop the museum
Gold domes atop the museum
Refectory Church of St. Antoniy & Feodosiy
Refectory Church of St. Antoniy & Feodosiy
View across the Upper Lavra
View across the Upper Lavra
Great Bell Tower
Great Bell Tower
Chapel above the Nearer Caves
Chapel above the Nearer Caves
Distant Motherland monument
Distant Motherland monument
Looking over the Caves Monastery
Looking over the Caves Monastery
Behind the Historical Treasures Museum
Behind the Historical Treasures Museum
Descending slope to the Lower Lavra
Descending slope to the Lower Lavra
Dnipro River and distant tower blocks
Dnipro River and distant tower blocks
Cross and visiting worshippers
Cross and visiting worshippers
Roses near the Church of the Life-Giving Well
Roses near the Church of the Life-Giving Well
Market and Church of the Nativity of the Virgin
Market and Church of the Nativity of the Virgin
Entering the Lower Lavra
Entering the Lower Lavra
Church of the Life-Giving Well
Church of the Life-Giving Well
Entering the grounds of the Rodina Mat
Entering the grounds of the Rodina Mat
Old artillery on the memorial grounds
Old artillery on the memorial grounds
Path leading up from the Farther Caves
Path leading up from the Farther Caves
Bunker-like entrance to the memorial
Bunker-like entrance to the memorial
Soviet-era bas-relief
Soviet-era bas-relief
Bas-relief military scene
Bas-relief military scene
Tanks at the memorial
Tanks at the memorial
Rodina Mat - the Motherland Statue
Rodina Mat - the Motherland Statue
Soviet soldiers ushering forth
Soviet soldiers ushering forth
Dwarfed visitors below the statue
Dwarfed visitors below the statue
Church of the Resurrection of Christ
Church of the Resurrection of Christ