Kiev

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, and the reformed Haydamaky Kish of the Sloboda Ukraine liberated Kyiv (Kiev) from the Soviets. In May 1918 his military unit was disbanded due to its political views. Military career In the summer of 1914 Konovaletz was mobilized into the Austro-Hungarian Army and during the First World War rose to the rank of a Second Lieutenant serving in the 19th Regiment of the Lviv Regional Defense. In 1915 he was taken prisoner of war by the Russians during the battles near the mountain ''Makivka'' (Carpathian Mountains) and interned in POW camp (Prisoner-of-war camp) near Tsaritsyn, Chornyi Yar. In 1916 he was transferred into the concentration camp near Dubovka (Dubovka, Volgograd Oblast). While in captivity he joined a group of former Galician officers (Austro-Hungarian Army) (such as Andrii Melnyk, Roman Sushko, and Fed Chernyk among others) who fled to Kyiv (Kiev) together. In November 1917 together with the Galician-Bucovina Committee organized the Halytsko-Bukovynsky Kurin of the Sich Riflemen as part of the Doroshenko Regiment. Two months later he assumed its command and helped suppress the Communist uprising (Kiev Arsenal January Uprising) in Kyiv (Kiev) as well as resisting the Antonov-Ovseenko offensive. In March 1918 his riflemen together with the Zaporizhia Corps of the Ukrainian People's Republic, and the reformed Haydamaky Kish of the Sloboda Ukraine liberated Kyiv (Kiev) from the Soviets. In May 1918 his military unit was disbanded due to its political views. Military career In the summer of 1914 Konovaletz was mobilized into the Austro-Hungarian Army and during the First World War rose to the rank of a Second Lieutenant serving in the 19th Regiment of the Lviv Regional Defense. In 1915 he was taken prisoner of war by the Russians during the battles near the mountain ''Makivka'' (Carpathian Mountains) and interned in POW camp (Prisoner-of-war camp) near Tsaritsyn, Chornyi Yar. In 1916 he was transferred into the concentration camp near Dubovka (Dubovka, Volgograd Oblast). While in captivity he joined a group of former Galician officers (Austro-Hungarian Army) (such as Andrii Melnyk, Roman Sushko, and Fed Chernyk among others) who fled to Kyiv (Kiev) together. In November 1917 together with the Galician-Bucovina Committee organized the Halytsko-Bukovynsky Kurin of the Sich Riflemen as part of the Doroshenko Regiment. Two months later he assumed its command and helped suppress the Communist uprising (Kiev Arsenal January Uprising) in Kyiv (Kiev) as well as resisting the Antonov-Ovseenko offensive. In March 1918 his riflemen together with the Zaporizhia Corps of the Ukrainian People's Republic, and the reformed Haydamaky Kish of the Sloboda Ukraine liberated Kyiv (Kiev) from the Soviets. In May 1918 his military unit was disbanded due to its political views. width location Kiev, Ukraine coordinates Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv


unique treatment

freshly caught crayfish and drinking twenty-three toasts, the tipple being homemade vodka. After participating in a ceremony on behalf of the sister city of Watford (portrayed as a dream) he visits the town of Chernobyl, Ukraine, scene of the 1986 nuclear disaster. From there it is on to Kiev and Odessa, where Palin receives a unique treatment where he is wrapped in malodorous, sulfurous, black mud. At the harbor in Odessa he descends the stairs (Potemkin Stairs) made famous


artistic life

the interaction between Object, Artist, Picture, and Spectator and sets the theoretical foundation of modern art. During his artistic life Alexander Bogomazov mastered several art styles. The most known are Cubo-Futurism (1913–1917) and Spectralism (1920–1930). In 1905 he participated in political demonstrations and strikes. In the same year he was expelled from the Kiev Art School. In 1906 he studied in the studio of S. Swiatoslavskiy. Bogomazov had an exhibition in Kiev, together

; 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


independent line

became a successful journalist, first in Georgia (where he reported on the conflict in Abkhazia) and then in Ukraine. He worked for the Kiev-based radio station Kontynent, on which he had his own show called ''First round with Heorhiy Gongadze''. His strongly independent line soon attracted hostility from the increasingly authoritarian government of Leonid Kuchma; during the October 1999 presidential election (Ukrainian presidential election, 1999), his commentaries prompted

with the Narodnyy Rukh Ukrainy party, but was expelled after the ''Kievskiye Vedomosti'' took an independent line, and criticised selected Rukh members. In the late 1990s, two of the correspondents for ''Kievskiye Vedomosti'' were killed in connection with a government investigation into journalism Vedomosti is a member of UAPP . '''Maidan Nezalezhnosti''' ( , literally: '''Independence Square''') is the central


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Poltava-Kharkiv rail line url http: gortransport.kharkov.ua news news.php?news_id 7022 accessdate 2008-09-21 language Russian January–June * January 20 – Russo-Polish War (1654–1667): Poland cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo, which puts a final end to Poland's status as a Central European power (power (international)). * February – The first theatre


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at the airport are not as good as in the city centre. Not all hotels will change money and if you arrive in the evening or on a Sunday you could find yourself with no money for dinner if you don't change at least some at the airport. Most banks operate on Saturdays as well as Mondays to Fridays. ATMs are everywhere and generally work with international credit and debit cards. Like in most places in Ukraine, having plenty of small change will prevent hassle from shop staff who perpetually lack

small money. Banks * *


writing lyrics

played guitar in one of Ukraine's first rock bands, Meridian. Hütz learned English through his musical "mentors" because Russian rock always had lyrics that were superb and more advanced than the original Western rock ‘n’ roll, I think. Of course, Western rock is much stronger when it comes to performance and production, but Russian song writers were the champions of writing lyrics. So naturally I picked mentors who taught me how to tell a story, like Johnny Cash

Guard s in Rostov-on-Don and imprisoned until being released by the Red Army. In the 1920s, he edited the magazines ''Lava'' and ''Oblava'' in Odessa and issued further collections of his own verse, including ''Aleksandra Pavlovna'' (1922), the last to appear in his lifetime. In 1928 he was accused of not telling the truth about his imprisonment by the Whites and was expelled from the Communist Party. He began writing lyrics again in the 1930s and another collection, ''Spiral'', was due to be published when he was arrested on October 26, 1936, and accused of belonging to subversive "Ukrainian nationalist" group. He sentenced to five years in the Gulag. He was incarcerated in prison camps near Vladivostok and Magadan, and the circunstances of his death and its date are uncertain, the registered date of 1944 in all likelihood invented. He was either summarily shot in 1938 or was drowned with a group of prisoners in sealed barge in the Arctic Ocean (according to Nadezhda Mandelshtam). Born to Russian (Russians) peasants, Nikolai fought in the German-Soviet War. After the war he moved to Kiev and in 1965 wrote ''Thoughts on Health'', selling millions of copies. He was the recipient of multiple Orders including two Orders of Lenin (Order of Lenin), the Order of the Patriotic War, and two Orders of the Red Star (Order of the Red Star). In 2008 he was recognized as second to Yaroslav I the Wise of the Great Ukrainians by a public opinion in the TV show The Greatest Ukrainians. '''Mykhailo Petrovych Drahomanov''' ( Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv


international focus

efforts, however, several hundred American (United States) and Israeli (Israelis) citizens were able to visit Uman. The increasing number of visitors and requests for visas to Uman in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s put pressure on the Soviet government to ease its restrictions. Finally the gates opened entirely with the fall of Communism in 1989. International focus In the 1960s, when the majority of Hasidim in the Breslover movement resided outside the Soviet Union, Rebbe Nachman's gravesite began to turn from being an internal Russian destination to an international one. A young New York Hasid named Gedaliah Fleer was the first foreign citizen to enter Uman without permission in 1963, with Dorfman's help. The Soviets would only issue tourist visa (Visa (document))s to larger cities like Kiev and Odessa, not to Uman. Fleer returned to Uman in 1965 to join the Rosh Hashana kibbutz with 12 other Russian Hasidim. Fleer pretended to be from the Soviet Republic of Georgia and that he did not speak Yiddish or Russian in order to protect his identity. Had the participants known that a foreign citizen was in their midst, they would have quit the kibbutz immediately. Fleer, ''Against All Odds'', p. 156. ** The U.S. military (United States armed forces) is planning to deploy remote-controlled (telerobotics) robots armed with machine guns and night vision to combat insurgent (Iraqi insurgency)s in Iraq. (BBC) * Viktor Yushchenko is invested as president (:wikinews:Yushchenko Sworn In) of Ukraine at a ceremony in Kiev before a large crowd of supporters and attended by numerous heads of state (head of state) and other dignitaries from around the world. (BBC) (AP) Category:Days in 2005 Background Valentina graduated from the College of Engineering and Building with a degree in Gas Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning. Between 1979 and 1992 she worked first as a technician, and then was promoted to engineer. Valentina began bodybuilding in 1988, and in 1992 she changed careers and became a personal trainer. She moved to Kiev in 1993, and then to the United States in 1999, settling in Seattle. Valentina now lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where she is engaged to Timothy Kirby.Kiev sv Andrey.jpg thumb left St Andrew's prophecy of Kiev depicted in Radzivill Chronicle . The earliest description of the banya comes from the Russian Primary Chronicle of 1113. Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv


modern complex

by the faithful and tourists who visit the mummified monks, and pilgrims are still allowed access to the underground church there. There are two parts to the modern complex: the upper lavra, owned by the state and consisting of a number of museums (entry fee); and the lower lavra, owned by the Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarch) and consisting of the caves (you'll need UAH1` to buy a candle to enter). Do not miss the display of micro-miniatures in the Upper Lavra. It sounds lame, but it is fascinating. You can


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Kiev

'''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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