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).
Photo... Photo ... Photo ... Accordingly, both sides agreed to jointly nudge the North Korean regime “to fully comply with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, taking into account the international community’s call for diplomacy and in the interest of maintaining peace and security in the region.” A damaged building in Kiev ... Photo ... @Richeydarian ....
Photo taken on Feb. 27, 2022 shows smoke rising in the sky in Kiev, Ukraine. [Photo/Xinhua] ... In April, Shmyhal said Kiev sought to seize Russian assets to finance Ukraine's post-conflict recovery ... .
His opponent in Kiev was not willing to cede to Russia the credit for victory over Hitler...Despite a national mobilization, Kiev remains largely on the defensive and its forces and civilian population are taking lethal hammerings ... Photo ... Some of the fiercest battles of the war were fought on Ukrainian territory, including Kiev, Kharkiv and Cherkassy.
LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) – Global banks are taking steps to weather the wider impact of war and runaway inflation as the stream of central bank money that kept them afloat for more than a decade is switched off ... bank slumped ... FILEPHOTO ... FILE PHOTO ... dollar, euro and Ukrainian hryvnia banknotes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Kiev. .
LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) -Global banks are taking steps to weather the wider impact of war and runaway inflation as the stream of central bank money that kept them afloat for more than a decade is switched off ... LOSING INTEREST ... FILEPHOTO. U.S ... FILE PHOTO ... dollar, euro and Ukrainian hryvnia banknotes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Kiev. .
The UK government has reportedly launched an inquiry into how British-manufactured components have made their way into Russian weapons systems, despite an arms embargo that has been in operation since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 ... Borisoglebsk-2 mobile jamming system. Photo. Wikimmedia Commons ... Russian tank in Kiev, February 2022. 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.
Nothing like a coherent strategy emerged from 20 years of NATO’s war in Afghanistan; at best there were long lists of aspirations with no clear objectives or assessments of the resources needed to achieve them ...Destroyed ...Photo ... A RussianT-90 tank burns as units pull out of the Kiev region in preparation for an assault on Donbas. Photo. war.ukraine.ua.
Veteran war reporters and journalism unions in Greece say inexperienced colleagues are being assigned to cover the war in Ukraine without sufficient protection or funding ... It showed ... “I managed to find equipment through a friend.” ... Photo ... Andrew and All Saints Church in Bucha city of Kyiv (Kiev) area, Ukraine, 13 April 2022. Photo ... I wouldn’t go.” ... Photo.