Kiev (/ˈkiːɛf, -ɛv/) or Kyiv (Ukrainian:Київ[ˈkɪjiu̯]; Russian:Киев[ˈkʲiɪf]) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population in July 2013 was 7006284720000000000♠2,847,200 (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press), making Kiev the 8th largest city in Europe.
Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many 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, one of its four legendary founders (see Name, below). During its history, 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 settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev was a tributary of the Khazars, 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 state. Completely destroyed during the Mongol invasion 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 and Russia.
At the end of November 2009 Gevorg Vartanyan of Arax, a Ukrainian distributor of reworked medium format Kiev cameras and lenses, wrote to tell customers that the Arsenal factory was closing after 245 years of operation. The email said that management had been turned over to the Special Construction Department (SKTB), all work had stopped and the workers laid off, and that the factory warehouse was empty. He thought that Arax had enough cameras and parts to remain in business for at least another 4–5 years. The amount of stock remaining with other distributors around the world is unknown.
Kiev medium format cameras
The Kiev brand is probably best known for two 6×6 medium format cameras:
An almost direct clone of the original Hasselblad 1600 F sometimes jokingly referred to as a Hasselbladski.
Kiev is an Americanindie rock band founded in Orange, CA. It consists of members Andrew Stavas (keys, saxophone), Brandon Corn (drums, percussion), Derek Poulsen (bass, computers), and Robert Brinkerhoff (guitar, vocals). They self-released their first EP titled "Ain't No Scary Folks In On Around Here" in 2010 which has been characterized as "like having your ear work on a good puzzle". Their first single "Crooked Strings" received airplay on KROQ's Locals Only show. A second EP was released in 2011 titled "Be Gone Dull Cage & Others". The band was named "Best Indie Band" at the 2011 Orange County Music Awards and is known for "its intricate, eclectic music and big live sound". Los Angeles blog Buzzbands.LA describes their sound as "trippy and cerebral at the same time, occupying that sometimes-exhilarating, sometimes-discomfiting space between left and right brain". On November 2nd, 2014, the band's hit single, "Be Gone Dull Cage," was featured on The Walking Dead (Season 5, Episode 4).
An attack on one is an attack on all ... He did not explain why that was so ... One NATO country foreign diplomat based in Kiev told the Financial Times that “This is getting ridiculous ... Hollywood personalities like Sean Penn and Ben Stiller are increasingly making the pilgrimage to Kiev to shake hands, embrace and do photo ops ... Philip M ... ....
To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here ... One NATO country foreign diplomat based in Kiev told the Financial Times that “This is getting ridiculous ... Hollywood personalities like Sean Penn and Ben Stiller are increasingly making the pilgrimage to Kiev to shake hands, embrace and do photo ops ... *. Note to readers ... Year.
Russia’s defense ministry previously said its analysis of photos from the site showed that the projectile was from a S-300 air defense system used by Kiev... The ministry also said, according to photos published by the media, the missile that hit Polish territory was from an S-300 air defense system used by Ukraine ... .
Iran’s drones are devastating the critical infrastructure of Ukraine. What is surprising is that, beyond the physical drone airframe and the explosive payload, Ukraine is being savaged by equipment originating from outside of Iran ... But most of the electronics are American ... Photo. Wikipedia ... Image ... An Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drone hits Kiev. Photo ... ....
This comes amid a campaign by the Ukrainian authorities targeting Soviet and Russian-related monuments, as well as the conflict between Moscow and Kiev. According to photos posted on social media, the vandals splashed red paint over the statue ... Moscow has repeatedly criticized Kiev ...
Just on Monday, October 17, Russia launched 43 Shahed drones at Kiev, killing four civilians as the focus of Russia’s attacks turned again to Ukraine’s cities ... Ukraine claims to have shot down more than deployed against Kiev this week. A collapsed residential building in Kiev following an attack by a Shahed-136 drone. Photo.
– In the morning, 28 drones took off in the direction of Kiev... A total of five explosions were heard in Kiev ... Search and rescue operations are underway – said Vitaliy Klitschko, mayor of Kiev, according to the Guardian ... Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, spoke outside the attacked building in central Kiev.
Several explosions rocked central Kiev on Monday morning, MayorVitaly Klitschko has confirmed, amid reports of a new wave of drone strikes one week after Russia launched a massive attack on Ukraine’s critical energy and military infrastructure ... The mayor later posted a photo of what he said were parts of a drone that was destroyed.
PresidentZelensky addresses the nation while standing outside his office in central Kiev on October 10, just blocks away from where missiles were falling earlier that day. Photo... In the first week of the war, the Russians had expected to conquer the Ukrainian capital of Kiev ... Photo.