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).
Tens of thousands of residents of Kharkov region may become victims of Kiev’s “justice” ... The last census was conducted by Kiev more than 20 years ago, and the country's statistics are known to be wildly inaccurate ... FILEPHOTO ... FILE PHOTO ... By showing a willingness to prosecute civilian workers, Kiev is raising the stakes ... FILE PHOTO ... FILE PHOTO.
According to the textbook ... The two ethnic groups are often in conflict ... Related article ... Század Intézet) told HungaryToday ... “Thus, this outburst fits not only into the Ukrainian-Hungarian relationship, which has been fraught with conflict in recent years, but also into Kiev’s rhetoric for years,” he added. Featured photo via Pixabay .
Royal’s suggestion, that some of the “war crimes” Kiev blames on Russian troops were part of ‘propaganda,’ has made her a target for widespread criticism ... The authenticity of the photos presented by Kiev as proof of the claimed Russian attack were questioned by many online.
Royal's suggestion, that some of the "war crimes" Kiev blames on Russian troops were part of 'propaganda,' has made her a target for widespread criticism ... The authenticity of the photos presented by Kiev as proof of the claimed Russian attack were questioned by many online.
On her first trip, she could only get supplies into Lviv, but “now it’s pretty safe to get to Kiev,” she said, adding that only eight to 10 organizations worldwide have been able to deliver necessities to the front lines, due to how dangerous it is ... Mikael, a double amputee from a bombing in Kiev. Kelli Rohrig/Courtesy photo.
Photo credit. Arina Koltsova via CEN. Note... More on this here ... Photo credit ... Photo credit ... Koltsova died and was then buried in Kiev two days later. “This is an irreplaceable loss for the whole of Kiev police, fond memories of Arina will remain in our hearts forever,” Koltsova’s police department wrote on its social media page. Photo credit ... Photo credit.
Soldiers from across the Soviet Union left their mark on the walls of a top secret facility built by the Nazis ... The photo above shows one of the entrances to that Nazi-era bunker ... In many places, Soviet-made machinery is visible today ... In the photo above, a soldier wrote "Kiev," using the Russian spelling for the then-Soviet Ukrainian city.
Amid the destruction has come opportunity for others, and Turkey is the frontrunner to become one of the big financial winners of the conflict, especially if it manages to preserve good ties with both Moscow and Kiev...Civilians evacuate the city of Irpin, northwest of Kiev, during heavy shelling and bombing on March 5, 2022. Photo ... Photo ... Photo.