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  3. Kyiv - Wikipedia

    Kyiv (also spelled Kiev) [a] is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine. It is in north-central Ukraine along the Dnieper River. As of 1 January 2022, its population was 2,952,301, [2] making Kyiv the seventh-most populous city in Europe. [11] Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural center in Eastern Europe.

  4. Kyiv, chief city and capital of Ukraine. A port on the Dnieper (Dnipro) River and a large railroad junction, it is a city with an ancient and proud history. As the centre of Kyivan (Kievan) Rus , the first eastern Slavic state, 1,000 years ago, it acquired the title “Mother of Rus Cities.”

  5. Attack on Ukraine by swarm of Russian drones shatters Kyiv’s calm...

    Ukraine’s military said air defenses destroyed 74 of 75 Iranian-made Shahed drones during a six-hour attack that included dozens of the weapons aimed at Kyiv, in what the city’s mayor said was ...

  6. Ukraine in maps: Tracking the war with Russia - BBC

    Russian ground troops moved in quickly and within a few weeks were in control of large areas of Ukraine and had advanced to the suburbs of Kyiv. Russian forces were bombarding Kharkiv, and they...

  7. Russian assaults on Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, have been met with fierce resistance as the Ukrainian military says it fought off several attacks. The military said in a Facebook post early on...

  8. Kyiv, with its good defensive site on the high river bluffs and as the centre of a rich agricultural area and a group of early Slavic towns, began to gain importance. About 882 Oleg (Oleh), the ruler of Novgorod, captured Kyiv and made it his capital, the centre of the first East Slavic state, Kyivan (Kievan) Rus .

  9. History of Kyiv - Wikipedia

    Ukraine 1991–present. The history of Kyiv, officially begins when it was founded in 482, but the city may date back at least 2,000 years. Archaeologists have dated the oldest known settlement in the area to 25,000 BC. [1]

  10. Kyiv, Ukraine 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

    About Kyiv. Having survived the Mongol Empire, WWII, and Chernobyl, Kyiv is the proud capital of Ukraine. Filled with theaters, museums, religious sites, modern buildings and ancient ruins, the city of Kyiv is the center of Ukrainian culture. The Monastery of the Caves, founded in 1015, and Saint Sophia Cathedral, founded in 1037, are both ...

  11. Kyiv summary | Britannica

    Kyiv , also spelled Kiev, City (pop., 2008: 2,745,006), capital of Ukraine, located along the Dnieper River. It was founded in the 6th or 7th century, and by the late 9th century its princes had expanded their territory to establish the state of Kyivan Rus. In 1240 it was destroyed by the Mongols of the Golden Horde.

  12. Kyiv travel - Lonely Planet | Ukraine, Europe

    Get to the heart of Kyiv with one of our in-depth, award-winning guidebooks, covering maps, itineraries, and expert guidance. Shop Our Guidebooks. Explore Kyiv holidays and discover the best time and places to visit.