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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, also spelled Kiev, Kyyiv, or Russian Kiyev, 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. 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...

  6. History of Kyiv - Wikipedia

    Kyiv was the historical capital of medieval Kievan Rus' from 879 to 1240, and is now the largest city and the capital of Ukraine . Legend states that three brothers, Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv, and their sister Lybid, founded the city. Kyiv thus takes its name from Kyi, the eldest brother.

  7. 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 .

  8. Kyiv hit with 'cruise or ballistic missiles' as Russia attempts...

    CNN — Explosions have been seen and heard in parts of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, as the fight by Ukrainian forces to hold back a Russian advance on the capital intensifies in the early hours...

  9. Kyiv travel - Lonely Planet | Ukraine, Europe

    Kyiv. Kyiv's newest tourist attraction is Mezhyhirya, the estate that once 'belonged' to ex-president and wannabe Ukrainian dictator, Viktor Yanukovych,…. View more attractions.

  10. A timeline of Ukraine's history : NPR

    In Ukraine, January 1990 sees more than 400,000 people joining hands in a human chain stretching some 400 miles from the western city of Ivano-Frankivsk to Kyiv, the capital, in the north-central ...

  11. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Kyiv - 2023 (with Photos) - ...

    Things to Do in Kyiv, Ukraine: See Tripadvisor's 200,487 traveler reviews and photos of Kyiv tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in October. We have reviews of the best places to see in Kyiv. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  12. 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 ...