The history of Kiev numbers more than 15 centuries. During this time the city rose from the small Slavic settlement to one of the largest and most picturesque cities in the world. In this section you can learn interesting facts about the history of Kyiv. These are the legend on the Kiev foundation, very difficult Tartar-Mongol yoke, the times under the rule of Rzecz Pospolita, and a lot of other facts. You can also learn about the heyday of Kievan Rus during the reign of Prince Oleg, Vladimir the Great, Yaroslav the Wise, and others. Here you’ll also get information on the modern development of Kyiv.
Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and is located on both banks of the Dnieper. This is a wonderfully beautiful city with centuries-old history, attracting tourists from all over the world. There are a lot of places of interest in the city related to the historical past of the capital and its active life today. At the pages in this section you can find useful information about Kiev, such as the area of the city, the population amount and demographic characteristics. More over, there is additional information here concerning the climate of Kiev, electrification, currency and other.
Ukraine is a country with more than a thousand years of history and traditions that originate in antiquity. At this section you can learn about Ukrainian traditions, which are now reflected in national holidays. Each year Ukrainians celebrate the same holidays as the majority of peoples in the world: for example, New Year, Christmas, Women’s Day and many others. In addition, Ukrainians also celebrate national holidays such as Victory Day (May 9) in honour of victory in the Great Patriotic War, the holiday of Ivan Kupala (July 7), which is celebrated by villagers in honour of the summer solstice. It is the day when people jump over fire and let the field flower wreaths float on the water.