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Palace was one of the most well-known Young Pioneer Palaces of the Soviet Union. Newly built ones were constructed in the architectural style of ancient palaces until the late 1950s, when new architectural styles began to be introduced. Two of the largest Young Pioneer Palaces were built in the new style: ''Moscow Palace of Young Pioneers'', built in 1959-1963, and ''Kiev Young Pioneer Palace'', built in 1965. Since then the four founders have franchised

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''' on Zlatoustivska (near the Circus), '''Napule''' on Mechnikova (near Metro station "Klovska") * '''Georgian''': '''Mimino''' on Spaska (Podil) * '''Vietnamese''': there are several restaurants, owned by a person from Vietnam (the cuisine is a comprise of "hits", rather than complete luncheon sets; considered above-average within local Vietnamese community; extremely expensive) * '''Chinese''': There is a good one near Metro Universitet. It's called '''"Jiu Long"

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and Mykhailivska Square. The plans of building massive monuments (of Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin) were also abandoned; due to lack of money (in the 1930s–1950s) and because of Kiev's hilly landscape. Experiencing rapid population growth between the 1970s and the mid-1990s, the city has continued its consistent growth after the turn of the millennium. As a result, Kiev's central districts provide a dotted contrast of new, modern buildings among the pale yellows, blues and greys of older apartments. Urban sprawl has gradually reduced, while population densities of suburbs has increased. The most expensive properties are located in the Pechersk, and Khreshchatyk areas. It is also prestigious to own a property in newly constructed buildings in the Kharkivskyi Raion (Kharkivskyi neighborhood, Kiev) or Obolon (Obolon Raion) along the Dnieper. thumb right A public concert held on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (File:Esc 2005 concert on maidan.jpg) during Kiev's 2005 Eurovision Song Contest Ukrainian independence (Declaration of Independence of Ukraine) at the turn of the millennium has heralded other changes. Western-style residential complexes, modern nightclubs, classy restaurants and prestigious hotels opened in the centre. And most importantly, with the easing of the visa rules in 2005, Retrieved 30 July 2006. Ukraine is positioning itself as a prime tourist attraction, with Kiev, among the other large cities, looking to profit from new opportunities. The centre of Kiev has been cleaned up and buildings have been restored and redecorated, especially Khreshchatyk and Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Many historic areas of Kiev, such as Andriyivskyy Descent, have become popular street vendor locations, where one can find traditional Ukrainian art (Art of Ukraine), religious items, books, game sets (most commonly chess) as well as jewellery for sale. ''''. Retrieved 20 June 2006. At the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 (2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference) Kiev was the only Commonwealth of Independent States city to have been inscribed into the TOP30 European Green City Index (placed 30th). Kyiv found among greenest cities in Europe, Emirates News Agency (United Arab Emirates) (10 December 2009) Kiev's most famous historical architecture complexes are the St. Sophia Cathedral (Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev) and the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves), which are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Noteworthy historical architectural landmarks also include the Mariyinsky Palace (designed and constructed from 1745 to 1752, then reconstructed in 1870), several Orthodox churches (Orthodox Church) such as St. Michael's Cathedral (St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery), St. Andrew's (St Andrew's Church, Kiev), St. Vladimir's (St Volodymyr's Cathedral), the reconstructed Golden Gate (Golden Gate, Kiev) and others. One of Kiev's widely recognized modern landmarks is the highly visible giant Mother Motherland (Mother Motherland, Kiev) statue made of titanium standing at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War (Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev) on the Right bank of the Dnieper River. Other notable sites is the cylindrical Salut hotel, located across from Glory Square and the eternal flame at the World War Two memorial Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the House with Chimaeras. Among Kiev's best-known monuments are Mikhail Mikeshin's statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky astride his horse located near St. Sophia Cathedral (Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev), the venerated Vladimir the Great (Vladimir I of Kiev) (St. Vladimir), the baptizer of Rus' (Christianization of Kievan Rus'), overlooking the river above Podil from Volodymyrska Hill, the monument to Kyi, Schek and Khoryv and Lybid, the legendary founders of the city located at the Dnieper embankment. On Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in the city centre, two monuments elevate two of the city protectors; the historic protector of Kiev Michael Archangel (Michael (archangel)) atop a reconstruction of one of the old city's gates and a modern invention, the goddess-protector Berehynia atop a tall column. Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

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.549-570 Attempts to reconcile the two groups of veterans have made little progress. An attempt to hold a joint parade in Kiev in May 2005, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, proved unsuccessful. The assessment of the historical role of UPA remains a controversial issue in Ukrainian society, although Ukrainian president (President of Ukraine) Viktor Yushchenko joined several public Ukrainian organizations in calls for reconciliation, pensions


Ivasyuk by User:Antidote * Roman the Great created by new User:Bogatyr. I retouched the article, but more work is needed. --Ghirlandajo (User:Ghirlandajo) 09:28, 14 August 2005 (UTC) * History of Kiev spun off from Kiev. Lots of duplication for now. Please help develop both to FA. See talk:Kiev --Irpen (User:Irpen) 07:28, August 14, 2005 (UTC) * Beregynia still sloppy, needs attention. While at it, check Coat of Arms of Kiev. --Irpen (User:Irpen) 04:52

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''': GSM (900 1800) and 3G (CDMA, UMTS) is used in Ukraine. This system is compatible with mobile phone networks used everywhere apart from parts of the Americas and US dominated parts of Asia. If you have an unlocked GSM phone, you can get an Kyivstar, MTS or life:) (Astelit) SIM card for a few dollars at street vendors which will give you a local number and free incoming

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sporting team. He then moved up the ladder to play for the Moldavian SSR team, subsequently becoming part of the Soviet national team, representing the union in international volleyball competitions. In 1969, his sporting career ended with multiple spinal and knee injuries and complications from negligence of medical treatments. He began studying at the Agronomy Institute of Kishinev, and was employed as Senior Engineer for a construction firm in Kishinev. It was then he received a job offer at the Construction Bureau of Kiev, in Ukraine. Some Russian relatives of the crash victims refused to accept the compensation conditions offered by Ukraine. They brought a civil suit against the Ukrainian (Ukraine) government to Pechers'ky local court in Kiev. During the court hearings, the government representatives stated that the airplane "could not be brought down by a Ukrainian missile" according to the radar data. Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv

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of 12th century Name of Ukraine and then on history maps of the 16th century period. Історичні назви українських територій (:uk:Історія України#Історичні назви українських територій) The meaning of this term seems to have been synonymous with the land of Rus' propria—the principalities of Kiev, Chernihiv and Pereyaslav (Pereiaslav-Khmel'nyts'kyi). The term, "Greater Rus'" was used to apply to all the lands ruled by Kiev, including

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and an honorary professorship. The Anti-Defamation League strongly condemned Lepper for accepting these titles. ADL Condemns Polish Deputy PM for Accepting Honor from Anti-Semitic University. Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved on 2007-02-23. - 2002-08-21 Kiev, Ukraine 1–0 International Match (Exhibition game#Association football) 1 - The crew was made up of Georgi


'''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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