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).
The Reuters news agency will be investigated in Ukraine for publishing photos showing anti-aircraft defenses in action over Kiev, air force spokesman Yury Ignat has said. Photos published by the agency on Sunday appeared to show Ukrainian anti-aircraft forces engaging targets in the vicinity of the capital.
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The GeorgianParliament in Tbilisi... “Georgia is in no worse shape, no worse performance than Ukraine or Moldova in terms of EU expectations ... Photo ... In this context, he recalled that the Georgian ambassador was recently expelled from Kiev, a matter on which Hungary would stand in full solidarity with Tbilisi. Via MTI, Featured photo via Pixabay. .
The Russian press provides almost no information about attacks inside Russia unless they catch the perpetrators, which occasionally happens.�However, social media outlets do provide photos and videos of locations in Russia that have been hit. The Ukraine military tests drones near Kiev. Photo.
On the second day of her visit to Ukraine, Hungarian President Katalin Novák visited a kindergarten and a school in the village of Zahaltsi near Kiev, which is being rebuilt with Hungarian support ...Following her visit to Transcarpathia on Wednesday, the President traveled to Kiev ... President Novák laying a wreath at the memorial wall in Kiev. Photo.
That estimate will need to be significantly increased to account for February to August 2023 and beyond ... For purposes of comparison, the war in Iraq featured a reconstruction program of $60 billion ... Image ... Pictured here is a house hit by a missile, Shevchenkivskyi district of Kiev on April 28, 2022. Photo. State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Kiev ... ....
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.
The day-long working visit was not made public in advance and was not open to the press. In Berehove, the President met with representatives of the Hungarian communities and soldiers ... Berehove ... Russian Oil imported by Hungary continues its journey right towards Kiev.Continue reading. Featured photo via Twitter/Volodymyr Zelensky ....