Sunday, 18 August 2019

Tourist attractions of Ukraine- Kiev:

Kiev is the largest and most populated city of Ukraine and it is known as the cultural center of Slav. This city which is located in the north central part of Ukraine and on the Dnieper River is considered as the industrial, scientific and educational heart of the Eastern Europe. The name Kiev is derived from Kyi, one of four legendary founders of the city. Kiev is the oldest city of the Eastern Europe. Although residing in Kiev began since many centuries ago, its formal history dates back to the 5th century AD. Kiev has a humid continental climate, and you can experience a warm summer during June, July and August and snow cover usually lies during December, January and February in Ukraine.


The Independence square

It is the central square of Kiev and one of the main city squares. The square has been known under many different names, but it became known simply as “the Maidan” (square) due to the political events that took place there. Throughout the world, the square is well known for the settlement of political protesters and supporters of Yushchenko and the Orange Revolution at weekends. The square is the central place for political gatherings in Kiev.

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Saint Sophia Cathedral

This is the oldest church of Kiev which was built in 1037 under the order of King Yaroslav, the powerful ruler of Kiev. He was later buried in the same place. There are 13 golden domes placed above a complex of white towers. The best place for watching the towers is a 75-meter belfry built at the main entrance. There is a famous statue outside of the gates of the Saint Sophia complex. It is a monument to Bogdan Khmelnitsky who released Kiev and surrendered it to the Russian Emperor in the 17th century. This church is located on Sophiskaya Square.

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Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves)

This unique complex was built on the banks of Dnieper River with a fascinating architecture. Under the golden domes of the churches, there is a set of catacombs (the Christians subterranean tombs lit by candlelight), a place where the Ukrainian Saints have been placed in glass coffins.

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Bulgakov Museum

The museum is an interesting and fantastic building dedicated to Kiev-born Russian famous young writer Mikhail Bulgakov. The atmosphere of the museum reflects the writer's life. The works inside the museum concentrate on the White Guard which reflects his biography during the civil war of Russia in Kiev and masterpieces such as The Master and Margarita.

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National Chernobyl Museum

This museum is a mix of artworks dedicated to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It houses an extensive collection of the remnants of the tools derived from this desert, models of the brave rescuers and the firefighters who lost their lives in this regard. Tens of the signs dangling from the ceiling are memorials of the cities which were evacuated and are still dangerous to live there.

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St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

This monastery was built on the west bank of the Dnieper River and overlooks the city’s financial and commercial region. The building of the monastery was originally built by Sviatopolk Iziaslavych in the Middle Ages. The exterior of the structure was rebuilt in the Ukrainian Baroque style in the 18th century while the interior remained in its original Byzantine style.

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National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945)

It is a memorial complex commemorating the controversial participation of Ukraine during the Second World War; namely, the period when Nazis reduced the population of Ukraine to half. It is one of the largest museums in Ukraine (over 300 thousand exhibits) centered around the 62-meter tall Motherland titanium statue, which has become one of the best recognized landmarks of Kiev.

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The State Aviation Museum

This museum is an aviation museum located next to Zhulyany Airport overlooking the terminal in an industrial region. The museum offers exhibits of civilian and military aircrafts including N2- and TU104.

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