History

Kiev / Kyiv guide -2

Ukraine has its share of the thoroughly modern, but even the capital, Kiev [Kyiv], is replete with Gothic, Byzantine, and Baroque architecture and art—reminders of the many foreign overlords who have left their mark on the country. Nearly every city and town has its centuries-old cathedral, and many have open-air museums of folk architecture, caves stuffed with mummified monks, and exquisite mosaics wherever you look.

The Old Town, or Old Kiev quarter (Starokievskaya Chast)

KIEV, a city of Russia Ukraine, capital of the above government, on the right or west bank of the Dnieper, in 50 0 27' 12" N. and 30° 30' 18" E., 628 m. by rail S.W. of Moscow and 406 m. by rail N.N.E. of Odessa. The site of the greater part of the town consists of hills or bluffs separated by ravines and hollows, the elevation of the central portions being about 300 ft. above the ordinary level of the Dnieper. On the opposite side of the river the country spreads out low and level like a sea.

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