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Oleksander Ohloblyn Ohloblyn traced his ancestry to the Novhorod-Siversky region of Left-bank Ukraine, which had formed an important part of the autonomous Ukrainian "Hetmanate" in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and throughout his professional career as a historian retained a lively interest in this area and wrote frequently about it. Educated at the universities in Kiev, Odessa, and Moscow, from 1921 to 1933 he taught history at the Kiev Institute of People's Education (as Kiev University was known after the revolution), but during Joseph Stalin's purges, was dismissed from his posts, forced to recant his allegedly "bourgeois nationalist" views, and suffered repression including several months of imprisonment. In the late 1930s he returned to teaching at Kiev and Odessa universities. When the Germans occupied Kiev in the fall of 1941, Ohloblyn was elected head of the Kiev Municipal Council, a post which he held from September 21 to October 25, and was a member of the Ukrainian National Council which tried to organize Ukrainian life under the difficult conditions of the occupation. he desperately tried to save from execution some of Jews he knew but the German commandant of Kiev informed him that "''the Jewish issue (Final solution) belongs to exclusive jurisdiction of Germans and they will solve it at their own discretion''" (in Russian). Politics under the Nazis was not to his taste and he quickly retired from his public positions and returned to his scholarly work. In 1942 he worked as a director of Kiev Museum-Archive of Transitional Period , whose exhibition compared life under Bolsheviks and under Germans. In 1943 he moved to Lviv in western Ukraine and in 1944 to Prague. Upon the approach of the Red Army, he fled west to Bavaria. From 1946 to 1951, he taught at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich. In 1951, he moved to the United States where he was active in various Ukrainian emigre scholarly institutions such as the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the US and the Ukrainian Historical Association. From 1968 to 1970, he was a Visiting Professor of History at Harvard University. Life and career Polonska-Vasylenko studied history under Mitrofan Dovnar-Zapol'skiy at Kiev University and from 1912 was a member of the Kiev-based Historical Society of Nestor the Chronicler. From 1916, she was a lecturer at Kiev University and Director of its archeological museum. During the 1920s, the most liberal years of Soviet rule, she was a professor at the Kiev Institutes of Geography, Archeology, and Art, and a Research Associate at the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (VUAN). She witnessed, but survived the Joseph Stalin purges of the 1930s and was a member of the reorganized and Sovietized academy from 1937 to 1941. In 1940, she received her doctorate and became a professor at Kiev University. During the German occupation, she directed the Kiev Central Archive of Old Documents and worked in Kiev City Administration, was responsible for renaming of streets and consulted Kiev Archive Museum of Transitional Period (dedicated to achievements of German occupation and crimes of Communists). As the tide of the war turned against the Germans, she fled west, first to Lviv, then to Prague, and finally to Bavaria. She was a Professor at the Ukrainian Free University in Prague (1944–45), and moved together with this institution to Munich where she continued to teach until her death in 1973. In the 1960s, she took an active part in the establishment of the American-Based Ukrainian Historical Association and was its Vice-president from 1965. After refusing offers from the Universities in Kiev and Warsaw, he accepted a professorship at the newly established Russian University in Odessa (Odessa University). After becoming Russian citizen and a public servant in 1869, he gave his introductory lecture in Odessa in 1870. His most notable success in Odessa was the foundation of the Slavic Library, while as a professor, he didn't have much success because already in 1871 he caused (as it later turned out - orchestrated) mass student protests. Austrian press wrote that Bogišić "being a Serb was called to Odessa only due to panslavic respect" Zimmermann, 1962 (#Zimmermann), p. 142 and in reality was not welcomed in Russia. He continued teaching but without the previous enthusiasm. When his request for early retirement was denied, he tried to spend as much time on study trips so he even studied, on sight, legal customs at the Caucasus. He officially remained a professor of the Odessa University but already in 1873, following the orders of the czar, as a Russian subject, he left for Montenegro with a task to codify private law. Other commemorations *Repose of Elder Jonah, founder of Holy Trinity Monastery in Kiev (1902) The Akademie's Music Library Itzig's daughter (and hence Felix's great-aunt) Sarah Levy (1761-1854), a fine keyboard player who had been taught by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, played concerti by Bach and others in many Akademie concerts and at Zelter's "Ripienschule" in the period 1806-1815. Her large collection of manuscripts of music of the Bach family, together with many others acquired by Abraham Mendelssohn from the widow of C. P. E. Bach, were left to the Akademie. Zelter also had a fine collection of Bach and Bach family manuscripts which he gave to the Akademie. By these means it acquired one of the finest collections of Bachiana in the world. The collection was looted by the Red Army in 1945 and hidden in the Kiev Conservatory, but was returned to Germany after its rediscovery in 2000. (See link for the story). Today, the collection is temporarily housed in the music section of the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). The Netherlands has won the contest once - in 2009 (Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009) Ralf Mackenbach went on to victory at the 2009 Contest in Kiev, Ukraine with his song "Click Clack", beating runners-up Russia and Armenia by just five points. This was the Netherlands' first win at any Eurovision Contest since the Eurovision Song Contest 1975. Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

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from the former Soviet Union. The Ar-Rahma Mosque (Ar-Rahma Mosque, Kiev) was built in 2000. Jewish community Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

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703448 title Average Conditions - Kiev publisher BBC accessdate 3 July 2012 date August 2010 Legal status, local government and politics Legal status and local government The municipality of the city of Kiev has a special legal status (Cities with special status) within Ukraine compared to the other administrative subdivisions of the country (Administrative divisions of Ukraine). The most

, the cities of Kiev, the capital, and Sevastopol, both have a special legal status. The 24 oblasts and Crimea are subdivided into 490 Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

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monastery in Bohemia (1053) Kostomarov was also active in cultural politics in the Russian Empire being a proponent for a Pan-Slavic and federalized political system. He was a major personality in the Ukrainian national awakening, a friend of the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko, a defender of the Ukrainian language in literature and in the schools, and a proponent of a populist form of Pan-Slavism, a popular movement in a certain part of the intelligentsia of his time. In the 1840s he founded an illegal political organization called the Brotherhood of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Kiev (for which he suffered arrest, imprisonment, and exile), and through the 1860s to the 1880s, as a university professor, scientist and well-known writer of political essays he continued to promote the ideas of federalism and populism in Ukrainian and Russian historical thought. He had a profound influence on later Ukrainian historians such as Volodymyr Antonovych and Mykhailo Hrushevsky. Instrumental works His recent works consist mainly of instrumental works like ''Arabian Concerto'', ''The Symphony of Return, Chants of the East'', as well as the ''Concerto Al-Andalus, Suite for Oud and Orchestra'', as well as a piece called ''Sharq''. In Arabic, the word 'sharq' means 'East' or 'Orient', and the piece is a musical case-history or a musical memoir of the Arabic musical legacy that was written by Khalife for 100 choral singers and 100 musicians. Additional recent works include ''Mouda'aba'' (''Caress''), ''Diwan Al Oud'', ''Jadal'' Oud duo (Duet (music)), Oud Quartet, ''Al Samaa'' in the traditional Arabic forms and ''Taqasim'', a duo for oud and double bass. Marcel Khalife’s compositions has been performed by several orchestras, notably the Kiev Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of Boulogne Billancourt Orchestra, The San Francisco Chamber (Chamber music) Orchestra, the Orchestra of the city of Tunis, the Qatar Philarmonic Orchestra and the ''Absolute Ensemble''. Lorin Maazel recently conducted Khalife's orchestral works. The '''Battle on the Irpin River''' occurred in early 1320s Historians disagree on exact dating: Maciej Stryjkowski provided 1320 21, Aleksandr Ivanovich Rogov argues for 1322, C. S. Rowell for 1323, Feliks Shabul'do for 1324, Romas Batūra for 1325. between the armies of Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, and Prince (knyaz) Stanislav of Kiev, allied with Oleg of Pereyaslavl' and Roman of Bryansk. On the small Irpin River about Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

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culture Russian art . In 2005 Kiev hosted the 50th annual (Eurovision Song Contest 2005) Eurovision Song Contest as a result of Ruslana's (Ruslana) "Wild Dances" victory in 2004. Numerous songs and paintings were dedicated to the city. Some songs became part of Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish folklore, less known are German and Jewish. The most popular songs are "Without Podil, Kiev is impossible" and "How not to love you, Kiev of mine?". Renowned Ukrainian

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века". Original publication year 1788. Кiev, Наукова думка, 1991, p. 39 (:ru:Файл:Судоходство по Донцу 1785.JPG) (in Russian) Industrialization in the 19th century shifted interests to mineral exploitation in Donbas, with water-hungry plants concentrated mostly in Kiev, Luhansk and Donetsk. Zhuk G. P. ''Seversky Donets'' – Donbas, Acad. "Donbas", Donetsk, 1982 Already by the 1930s, Kharkiv, Donetsk

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nuclear energy. The Cuman tribes ceased to be under a single leadership and, as a consequence, the Rus' princes of Kiev were capable of driving a wedge at the line of the Dnieper River. Curta 2006, p. 311. Depending on their region and their time, different sources each used their own word to denote different sections of the vast Cuman territory. Vásáry 2005, p. 7. The eastern territories of the Cuman empire were called ''Dašt-i Qipčak'' ("Kipchak steppes") by Muslim historiographers, and its western parts were mentioned as ''Zemlya Polovetskaya'' ("Polovtsian Land") in Russian chronicles. ''Cumania'' was predominantly the territory of today's Wallachia and Moldavia when the Cuman missions of the Dominicans (Dominican Order) began to work their way to the east of the Carpathian Basin. Geography Slavutych is situated on the left bank of the river, 40 kilometers from Chernihiv, 45 kilometers from the city of Pripyat (Pripyat (city)), 50 from Chernobyl (both in Ivankiv Raion) and 200 kilometers from Kiev. While geographically Slavutych is located in Chernihiv Raion (part of Chernihiv Oblast), administratively it belongs to Kiev Oblast, being an administrative exclave, not belonging to any ''raion''. thumb Planetarium projector of the Kiev Planetarium (File:Киевский планетарий. Аппарат "Большой цейс - 4".JPG) '''Kiev Planetarium''' (previously ''Republican Planetarium''; Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

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consisted of landlords (developing into ''szlachta'', the unique Polish nobility) and peasants, and they were instrumental in promoting the commercial interests of the land. * 2004 Philippine (Philippines) elections: The 90-day campaigning period for the president (President of the Philippines), vice-president, and senators (Senate of the Philippines) starts this day with no less than six qualified candidates, half of which have no previous political experience. The current president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is seeking a full six-year term. The elections will be held on May 10. The missing Russian politician Ivan Rybkin unexpectedly reappears in Kiev, the capital of neighboring Ukraine, and is said to be on his way back to Moscow. According to his own words he "was entitled to two or three days of private life". Canada's audit or-general, Sheila Fraser, releases a scathing report on a CA$ (Canadian dollar)250-million sponsorship fund that had a major portion of its funds directed to firms friendly to the ruling Liberal party (Liberal Party of Canada); the resulting scandal and inquiry is quite likely to affect the coming election (Canadian federal election, 2004). Alfonso Gagliano, a former cabinet minister involved in the scandal, is removed from his post as ambassador to Denmark and recalled to Canada. implementation of the plan was not feasible because of the ongoing war, but a small colony was in fact founded around Himmler’s field headquarters at Hegewald (colony) Hegewald , Mazower, Mark (2008) Hitler's Empire, pg 454 near Kiev. Starting on October 10, 1942, Himmler’s troops deported 10,623 Ukrainians from the area in cattle cars before bringing in trains of ethnic Germans (volksdeutsche) from northern Ukraine. The SS authorities gave families needed supplies as well as land of their own, but also informed them of quota (Production quota)s of food they needed to produce for the SS. colours Blue headquarters Kiev, Ukraine website colours Orange headquarters Kiev, Ukraine website http: History The original Our Ukraine Bloc was formed in Kiev (''Kyiv''), Ukraine in 2001 in preparation for the 2002 parliamentary elections (Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2002). At the time of its formation, the leader of the bloc was Viktor Yushchenko. In 1107 he defeated Boniak, a Cuman khan (Khan (title)) who led an invasions on Kievan Rus'. When Sviatopolk II (Sviatopolk II of Kiev) died in 1113, the Kievan populace revolted and summoned Vladimir to the capital. The same year he entered Kiev to the great delight of the crowd and reigned there until his death in 1125. As may be seen from his ''Instruction'', he promulgated a number of reforms in order to allay the social tensions in the capital. These years saw the last flowering of Ancient Rus, which was torn apart 10 years after his death. Vladimir Monomakh is buried in the Saint Sophia Cathedral (Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev) in Kiev. Succeeding generations often referred to his reign as the golden age of that city. Numerous legends are connected with Monomakh's name, including the transfer from Constantinople to Rus of such precious relics as the Theotokos of Vladimir and the Vladimir Muscovite crown called Monomakh's Cap. A 'Joint understanding for a follow-on agreement to START-1' was signed by Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev in Moscow on 6 July 2009. This will reduce the number of deployed warheads on each side to 1,500–1,675 on 500–1,100 delivery systems. A new treaty was to be signed before START-1 expired in December 2009 and the reductions are to be achieved within seven years. US and Russia agree nuclear cuts, accessed 16 July 2009 After many months of negotiations, Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

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Street (Kiev) Aleksandrovskaya Street . The Imperial authorities ordered the Kiev superintendent to keep Shamil under "strict but not overly burdensome surveillance" and allotted the city a significant sum for the needs of the exile. Shamil seemed to have liked his luxurious detainment, as well as the city; this is confirmed by the letters he sent from Kiev. Андрей Манчук, Шамиль на печерских холмах, ''"Газета по-киевски"'', 06.09.2007 '''Senlis''' is a French (France) commune located in the Oise department (departments of France) near Paris. It has a long and rich heritage, having traversed centuries of history. This medieval town has welcomed some of the most renowned figures in French history, including Hugh Capet, Louis IX, the Marshall of France, Anne of Kiev and Séraphine de Senlis. The monarchs of the early French dynasties lived here, attracted by the proximity of the Chantilly (Chantilly, Oise) forest. It is renowned for the gothic Senlis Cathedral and its vast historical monuments.Its habitants are called "Senlisiens" and "Senlisiennes". Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv


'''Kiev''' ( making Kiev the 8th largest city in Europe (Largest cities in Europe).

Kiev is an important industrial, scientific (science), educational, and cultural (culture) centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech (High tech) industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro.

The city's name is said to derive from the name of Kyi (Kyi, Schek and Khoryv), one of its four legendary founders (see Name (Kiev#Name), below). During its history (History of Kiev), Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity. The city probably existed as a commercial centre as early as the 5th century. A Slavic (Slavs) settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev was a tributary of the Khazars, Columbia Encyclopedia, article Kiev until seized by the Varangians (Vikings) in the mid-9th century. Under Varangian rule, the city became a capital of the Kievan Rus', the first East Slavic (East Slavs) state. Completely destroyed during the Mongol invasion (Mongol invasion of Rus') in 1240, the city lost most of its influence for the centuries to come. It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories controlled by its powerful neighbours; first the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, followed by Poland (Crown of the Kingdom of Poland) and Russia (Russian Empire).

The city prospered again during the Russian Empire's Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century. In 1917, after the Ukrainian National Republic declared independence from the Russian Empire, Kiev became its capital. From 1919 Kiev was an important center of the Armed Forces of South Russia and was controlled by the White Army. From 1921 onwards Kiev was a city of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was proclaimed by the Red Army, and, from 1934, Kiev was its capital. During World War II (Eastern Front (World War II)), the city again suffered significant damage, but quickly recovered in the post-war years, remaining the third largest city of the Soviet Union.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union (Collapse of the Soviet Union (1985–1991)) and Ukrainian independence (History of Ukraine) in 1991, Kiev remained the capital of Ukraine and experienced a steady migration influx of ethnic Ukrainians from other regions of the country. Electronic Bulletin "Your Choice - 2012". Issue 4: Batkivshchyna, Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (24 October 2012) Ukraine's Party System in Transition? The Rise of the Radically Right-Wing All-Ukrainian Association "Svoboda" by Andreas Umland, Centre for Geopolitical Studies (1 May 2011)

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