What is Kiev known for?

composing quot

of the Ukrainian state in the 1917 revolution (October Revolution), Leontovych moved to Kiev where he worked at the Kiev Conservatory and the Mykola Lysenko Institute of Music and Drama. He is recognized for composing "Shchedryk (Shchedryk (song))" in 1904 (which premiered in 1916), known to the English speaking world as "Carol of the Bells" or as "Ring Christmas Bells." He is known as a martyr in the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

art songs

of Saints Cyril and Methodius who stood for the liberation of Ukrainian territories from Russian, Polish and Austrian rule, Lysenko wrote numerous art songs to the words of these and many other Ukrainian poets. He was also an ethnomusicologist, collecting and arranging Ukrainian folk songs for choir, and solos and duets with accompaniment. His own orchestral music, such as his opera ''Taras Bulba'' were based on distinctly Ukrainian topics and featured Ukrainian folk themes. He also opened the first Ukrainian music school in Kiev, the Mykola Lysenko Institute of Music and Drama. Hare then became a director of development at Nikitova Games, a games developer with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and London; and development studios in Kiev, Ukraine. They worked on several projects for Nintendo DS and Wii, such as Showtime Championship Boxing and the as-yet-unreleased CCTV. Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

regular military

; born 1570 in Kulchyntsi (Sambir Raion) – March 20, 1622 in Kiev), was a Hetman of (Hetmans of Ukrainian Cossacks) Registered Cossacks and the Kosh Otaman (leader) of Zaporozhian Host from 1601–1618, Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

colourful personality

; Sulerzhitsky, always a colourful personality, turned his attention to theatre and soon became a fixture of Moscow artistic life. '''Justingrad''' (aka Yustingrad, Ustingrad), Kiev, Russian Empire (in present-day Ukraine). The Justingrad shtetl was created after Jews were forced out of their homes in the village of Sokolivka (aka Sokolovka, Sokolievka, Sokolowka, Sokoliefka

great loyalty

as "Andrew the Catholic" for his extreme aversion to pagans, and great loyalty to Rome, which probably could have induced Margaret to follow a pious life. thumb right After the decisive Polish victory in Warsaw, the Red Army was forced to retreat from Polish territories, but attempts to hold Western Belarus (File:BnN 2.png) were lost after the Polish victory (Battle of the Niemen River) on the Nieman River In April 1920 Poland initiated its Kiev offensive (1920) major

ancient acting

of the first world war Kurbas formed the "Ternopil theatrical evenings" (1915–1916) and the ''Molody Teatr'' (Young Theater) in Kiev in 1916, which was the first ensemble to experiment with both new and ancient acting techniques. Kurbas directed and acted in plays such as Gogol's ''Revizor'' and, most importantly and to much acclaim, Sophocles' ''Oedipus the King''. Due to the shortage in resources and the general political

important matches

stadium&id 43 NSK Olimpiysky , Ukrainian Soccer Portal and their head coach is Oleh Blokhin. Stadiums The most important matches of the Ukrainian national team are held in Kiev's Olimpiysky National Sports Complex, the previous home of Dynamo Kyiv (which presently only uses the stadium for major European matches). The alternative stadiums include: Ukraina (Ukraina Stadium) (Lviv), Dnipro Stadium (Dnipropetrovsk), Chornomorets (Chornomorets Stadium) (Odessa), Metalist (Metalist Stadium) (Kharkiv), and now most recently Donbass Arena, along with many others. However as new infrastructure and stadiums are built (especially in preparation for Euro 2012), other venues will include stadiums in the cities of Lviv, Donetsk, Odessa, among others. birth_date Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

original publication

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

quot lyrics

copied the stylistic manners of known actors, using the turns of fashionable tango (Tango (dance))s and other dances. He wrote songs of the "intimate genre" to be performed by Gipsy singer V. Shuysky: "The Bashful Tea Rose", "You Have Smiled at Me", "Warrant Officer Johns", and "Tango Dolores" (lyrics by P.German and O.Osenin). In 1917 he returned to Kiev, where he found work as an accompanist. In 1919, he worked at the "One-eyed Jimmy"

studies published

education, and popularizaton of classical studies (published largely in Russian and German (German language)). Professor at the University of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg University) (1890–1922), then at Warsaw University (1922–1939) in the interwar Poland (Second Polish Republic). Recipient of Honorary doctorates from the Jagiellonian University, Kraków (1930), and twelve western European universities. Between 1933–1939 Zieliński was a member of the prestigious Polish Academy of Literature. 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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